Ideas from 'Categories' by Gilbert Ryle [1938], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Collected Essays 2 1929-1968' by Ryle,Gilbert [Routledge 2009,978-0-415-48549-4]].

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2. Reason / F. Fallacies / 8. Category Mistake / a. Category mistakes
We can't do philosophy without knowledge of types and categories
                        Full Idea: We are in the dark about the nature of philosophical problems and methods if we are in the dark about types and categories.
                        From: Gilbert Ryle (Categories [1938], p.189), quoted by Ofra Magidor - Category Mistakes 1.2
                        A reaction: Magidor and others take this to be an assertion about language and logic, but I take it to be an assertion about reality. It is an early assertion of Schaffer's claim that ontology concerns the structure of existence, and not just what exists.