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PHIL 1200 Lecture 32: Lecture 32
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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1200
Professor
David R.Hampton
Semester
Summer

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oD82 in that case, we are all well on our way to endorsing the official doctrine but Ryle argues that such phrases are not analogous while there is nothing wrong with asserting the occurrence of mental processes, one must take care not to think that such an assertion is of the same type as an assertion of the occurrence … According to Ryle, through our advancements in physical sciences, we have now a pretty good idea about physical processes, which govern the functioning of the body But a mechanical physical account cannot explain mental processes To explain those, or even to talk about those, we have a different vocabulary that includes the notions of thought, concept, impression, belief etc. Descartes and the other believers took this different vocabulary as an indication/proof that the mind is some other kind of stuff than the body which is, nevertheless causally connected to it But this is a mistake Ryle thinks The fact that w
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