• Mind,  Philosophy,  Psychology

    The Concept Of Mind by Gilbert Ryle (1949) PDF book

    The Concept Of Mind by  Gilbert Ryle (1949) PDF book The Concept of Mind is a 1949 book by philosopher Gilbert Ryle, in which the author argues that “mind” is “a philosophical illusion hailing chiefly from RenĂ© Descartes and sustained by logical errors and ‘category mistakes’ which have become habitual.”[1] The work has been cited as having “put the final nail in the coffin of Cartesian dualism,”[2] and has been seen as a founding document in the philosophy of mind, which received professional recognition as a distinct and important branch of philosophy only after 1950 Ryle’s Superficial Behaviorism There are only two things wrong with Ryle’s critique of the dogma…

  • Cosmology,  Mind,  Philosophy,  Psychology

    Within the mind maze, or, Mentonomy, the law of the mind (1911) PDF book by Edgar L. Larkin

    Download Within the mind maze, or, Mentonomy, the law of the mind (1911) PDF book by Edgar L. Larkin This book is commended to all good and progressive men and women who believe that by studying the mind, discovering its laws, and applying them to human betterment, the career of man on earth could be greatly improved. And that the appalling errors, war, alcohol, oppression, injustice crime, and poverty can be abolished, together with a large proportion of disease, pain, and unhappiness. On October 5th, 1858, I began the study of astronomy; this was in my eleventh year. I found that a transit of Venus across the disk of the…