Gilbert Ryle was one of the most important and yet misunderstood philosophers of the Twentieth Century. This book showcases Ryle's deep interest in the notion of thinking and contains many of his major pieces, including his classic essays "Knowing How and Knowing That", "Philosophical Arguments", and "Systematically Misleading Expressions".
Gilbert Ryle was one of the most important and yet misunderstood philosophers of the Twentieth Century. Long unavailable, "Collected Papers Volume 2: Collected Essays 1929-1968" stands as testament to the astonishing breadth of Ryle's philosophical concerns. This volume showcases Ryle's deep interest in the notion of thinking and contains many of his major pieces, including his classic essays "Knowing How and Knowing That", "Philosophical Arguments", "Systematically Misleading Expressions", and "A Puzzling Element in the Notion of Thinking". He ranges over an astonishing number of topics, including feelings, pleasure, sensation, forgetting and concepts and in so doing hones his own philosophical stance, steering a careful path between behaviourism and Cartesianism. Together with the first volume of Ryle's collected papers "Critical Essays and the 60th Anniversary" edition of "The Concept of Mind", these outstanding essays represent the very best of Ryle's work. Each volume contains a substantial preface by Julia Tanney, and both are essential reading for any student of Twentieth Century philosophy of mind and language.; Gilbert Ryle (1900 -1976) was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysics and Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford, an editor of the "Mind", and a president of the Aristotelian Society. Julia Tanney teaches at the University of Kent, and has held visiting positions at the University of Picardie and Paris-Sorbonne.
Preface Julia Tanney Introduction 1.Negation 2. Are There Propositions? 3. Systematically Misleading Expressions 4. Imaginary Objects 5. 'About' 6. Internal Relations 7. Mr. Collingwood and the Ontological Argument 8. Back to the Ontological Argument 9. Unverifiability-By-Me 10. Induction and Hypothesis 11. Taking Sides in Philosophy 12. Categories 13. Conscience and Moral Convictions 14. Philosophical Arguments 15. Knowing How and Knowing That 16. Why are the Calculuses of Logic and Arithmetic Applicable to Reality? 17. 'If', 'So', and 'Because' 18. Heterologicality 19. Thinking and Language 20. Feelings 21. The Verification Principle 22. Thinking 23. Ordinary Language 24. Proofs in Philosophy 25. Pleasure 26. Sensation 27. The Theory of Meaning 28. Predicting and Inferring 29. On Forgetting the Difference Between Right and Wrong 30. A Puzzling Element in the Notion of Thinking 31. Use, Usage and Meaning 32. A Rational Animal 33. Abstractions 34. Thinking Thoughts and Having Concepts 35. Teaching and Training 36. Thinking and Reflecting 37. The Thinking of Thoughts - What is 'Le Penseur' Doing? Index