Gilbert Ryle was one of the most important and controversial philosophers of the Twentieth century. This book contains 20 critical essays on the history of philosophy, including Plato, Locke and Hume as well as chapters on Russell and Wittgenstein. It includes essays on phenomenology, including Ryle's review of Martin Heidegger's "Being and Time".
Gilbert Ryle was one of the most important and controversial philosophers of the Twentieth century. Long unavailable, "Collected Papers Volume 1: Critical Essays" includes many of Ryle's most important and thought-provoking papers. This volume contains 20 critical essays on the history of philosophy, including Plato, Locke and Hume as well as important chapters on Russell and Wittgenstein. It also includes three essays on phenomenology, including Ryle's famous review of Martin Heidegger's "Being and Time" first published in 1928. Although Ryle believed phenomenology 'will end in self-ruinous subjectivism or in a windy mysticism' his review also acknowledged that Heidegger was a thinker of great originality and importance. While surveying the developments in the philosophy of language and philosophical logic, Ryle sets out his own conception of the philosophers' role against that of his predecessors and contemporaries. Together with the second volume of Ryle's collected papers "Collected Essays 1929-1968" 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. Plato's 'Paramenides' 2. Review of F. M. Cornford: 'Plato and Paramenides' 3. Letters and Syllables in Plato 4. The 'Timaeus Locrus' 5. The Academy and Dialectic 6. Dialectic in the Academy 7. Locke on the Human Understanding 8. John Locke 9. Hume 10. Phenomenology 11. Phenomenology Versus 'The Concept of Mind' 12. Heidegger's 'Sein und Zeit' 13. Review of Martin Farber: 'The Foundations of Phenomenology' 14. Discussion of Rudolf Carnap: Meaning and Necessity 15. Logic and Professor Anderson 16. Ludwig Wittgenstein 17. Review of Ludwig Wittgenstein: 'Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics' 18. G. E. Moore 19. Review of 'Symposium on J. L. Austin' 20. Jane Austen and the Moralists Index