TITLE

category mistake Philosophy

PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Dictionary of Theories;2002, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Definition of the term "category mistake," is presented. The concept was developed by English philosopher Gilbert Ryle for cases where people talk of something which is appropriate only to something of a radically different kind. According to Ryle, the mind and body cannot be spoken of in parallel ways but are in different categories.
ACCESSION #
40421752

 

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