Ideas from 'The Concept of Mind' by Gilbert Ryle [1949], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Concept of Mind' by Ryle,Gilbert [Penguin 1949,-]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / a. Philosophy as worldly
Philosophy aims to become more disciplined about categories
8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 6. Dispositions / e. Dispositions as potential
A dispositional property is not a state, but a liability to be in some state, given a condition
8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 7. Against Powers
No physical scientist now believes in an occult force-exerting agency
15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 3. Mental Causation
Can one movement have a mental and physical cause?
16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 3. Limits of Introspection
We cannot introspect states of anger or panic
Reporting on myself has the same problems as reporting on you
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 5. Against Free Will
I cannot prepare myself for the next thought I am going to think
17. Mind and Body / A. Mind-Body Dualism / 1. Dualism
Dualism is a category mistake
17. Mind and Body / B. Behaviourism / 2. Potential Behaviour
Behaviour depends on desires as well as beliefs [Chalmers]
You can't explain mind as dispositions, if they aren't real [Benardete,JA]
17. Mind and Body / B. Behaviourism / 4. Behaviourism Critique
How can behaviour be the cause of behaviour? [Chalmers]