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The Concept of Mind

The Concept of Mind

  • Author: Gilbert Ryle
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226732961
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 334
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This now-classic work challenges what Ryle calls philosophy's "official theory," the Cartesians "myth" of the separation of mind and matter. Ryle's linguistic analysis remaps the conceptual geography of mind, not so much solving traditional philosophical problems as dissolving them into the mere consequences of misguided language. His plain language and esstentially simple purpose place him in the traditioin of Locke, Berkeley, Mill, and Russell.

The Concept of Mind

The Concept of Mind

  • Author: Gilbert Ryle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0415485479
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 314
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Professor Ryle examines the influence of the Cartesian myth and offers arguments against its assumptions.

The Concept of Mind

The Concept of Mind

  • Author: Michael O'sullivan
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1351353020
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 101
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Gilbert Ryle’s 1949 The Concept of Mind is now famous above all as the origin of the phrase “the ghost in the machine” – a phrase Ryle used to attack the popular idea that our bodies and minds are separate. His own position was that mental acts are not at all distinct from bodily actions. Indeed, they are the same thing, merely described in different ways – and if one cuts through the confusing language of the old philosophical debates, he suggests, that becomes clear. While, in many ways, modern philosophers of mind have moved on from or discarded Ryle’s actual arguments, The Concept of Mind remains a classic example of two central critical thinking skills: interpretation and reasoning. Ryle was what is known as an “ordinary language” philosopher – a school who considered many philosophical problems to exist purely because of philosophical language. He therefore considered his task as a philosopher to be one of cutting through confusing language, and clarifying matters – exemplifying the critical thinking skill of interpretation at its best. Rather than adding to philosophical knowledge as such, moreover, he saw his role as one of mapping it – giving it what he called a “logical geography.” As such, The Concept of Mind is also all about reasoning: laying out, organizing, and systematizing clear arguments.

The Concept of Mind in Indian Philosophy

The Concept of Mind in Indian Philosophy

  • Author: Sarasvati Chennakesavan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Consciousness
  • Page: 164
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The Meaning of Mind

The Meaning of Mind

Language, Morality, and Neuroscience

  • Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815607755
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 182
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In this brilliantly original and highly accessible work, Thomas Szasz demonstrates the futility of analyzing the mind as a collection of brain functions.This is Szasz's most ambitious work to date. In his best-selling book, The Myth of Mental Illness, he took psychiatry to task for misconstruing human conflict and coping as mental illness. In Our Right to Drugs, he exposed the irrationality and political opportunism that fuels the Drug War. In The Meaning of Mind, he warns that we misconstrue the dialogue within as a problem of consciousness and neuroscience, and do so at our own peril.

History of the Concept of Mind

History of the Concept of Mind

  • Author: Paul S. MacDonald
  • Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754613657
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 398
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Exploring the 'roads less travelled', MacDonald continues his monumental essay in the history of ideas. The history of heterodox ideas about the concept of mind takes the reader from the earliest records about human nature in Ancient Egypt, the Ancient Near East, and the Zoroastrian religion, through the secret teachings in the Hermetic and Gnostic scriptures, and into the transformation of ideas about the mind, soul and spirit in the late antique and early medieval epochs. These transitions include discussion of the influence of Central Asian shamanism, Manichean ideas about the soul in light and darkness, and Neoplatonic theurgy, 'working-on-god-within'. Sections on the medieval period are concerned with the rediscovery of magical practices and occult doctrines from Roger Bacon to Francis Bacon, the adaptation of Neoplatonic and esoteric ideas in the medieval Christian mystics, and the survival of these ideas mixed with natural science in the works of von Helmont, Leibniz and Goethe. The book concludes with an investigation of the many forms of dualism in accounts of the human mind and soul, and the concept of dual-life which underpins our aspiration to understand how humans could have an immortal nature like the gods.

The Concept of Mind in Early Buddhism

The Concept of Mind in Early Buddhism

  • Author: Dickwela Piyananda
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Buddha and Buddhism
  • Page: 402
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Essays on the Concept of Mind in Early-Modern Philosophy

Essays on the Concept of Mind in Early-Modern Philosophy

  • Author: Petr Glombíček,James Hill
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443820083
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 180
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An important task for every major philosopher is to offer us an understanding of the nature of mind. The essays in this volume discuss different aspects of the philosophical theories of mind put forward in the century and a half that followed Descartes’ Meditations of 1641. These years, often referred to as the ‘early-modern’ period, are probably unparalleled for originality and diversity in conceiving the mind. The volume not only includes two essays on Descartes’ own thinking, but there are also examinations of what Spinoza, Malebranche, Locke, Berkeley, Reid, the Cambridge Platonists, and others, have to say about the nature of mind. The aim of the volume is to represent some of the best contemporary research and reflection on mind in early-modern philosophy. The contributors, who teach at a range of universities in mainland Europe, Great Britain and North America, are Margaret Atherton, Miran Božovič, Petr Glombíček, Boris Hennig, James Hill, Nicholas Jolley, Jan Palkoska, G. A. J. Rogers, and Anthony Savile. All the essays appear here for the first time.

History of the Concept of Mind

History of the Concept of Mind

Volume 1: Speculations About Soul, Mind and Spirit from Homer to Hume

  • Author: PaulS. Macdonald
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351563645
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 478
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In the 20th century theorists of mind were almost exclusively concerned with various versions of the materialist thesis, but prior to current debates accounts of soul and mind reveal an extraordinary richness and complexity ?which bear careful and impartial investigation. This book is the first single-authored, comprehensive work to examine the historical, linguistic and conceptual issues involved in exploring the basic features of the human mind - from its most remote origins to the beginning of the modern period. MacDonald traces the development of an armature of psychical concepts from the Old Testament and Homer's works to the 18th century advocacy of an empirical science of the mind. Along the way, detailed attention is paid to the Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and Epicurus, before turning to look at the New Testament, Neoplatonism, Augustine, Medieval Islam, Aquinas and Dante. Treatment of Renaissance theories is followed by an unusual (perhaps unique) chapter on the words "soul" and "mind" in English literature from Chaucer to Shakespeare; the story then rejoins the mainstream with analyses of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. Chapter-focused bibliographies.