Gilbert Ryle

1900 - 1976

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Gilbert Ryle (19 August 1900 – 6 October 1976) was a British philosopher, principally known for his critique of Cartesian dualism, for which he coined the phrase "ghost in the machine." He was a representative of the generation of British ordinary language philosophers who shared Ludwig Wittgenstein's approach to philosophical problems.Some of Ryle's ideas in philosophy of mind have been called behaviourist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilbert Ryle has received more than 523,920 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Gilbert Ryle is the 641st most popular philosopher (down from 481st in 2019), the 1,439th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 990th in 2019) and the 40th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Gilbert Ryle ranks 641 out of 1,081Before him are Andreas Karlstadt, Pierre Charron, Leo the Mathematician, Ari Thorgilsson, Gersonides, and Franz Xaver von Baader. After him are Cebes, Friedrich Albert Lange, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Hippo, Johan Vilhelm Snellman, and Gautama Maharishi.

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Among people born in 1900, Gilbert Ryle ranks 90Before him are Victor Kugler, Otto Braun, Helene Weigel, Emanuel Ringelblum, Clyde Tolson, and Mervyn LeRoy. After him are Yvonne de Gaulle, Leonardo Conti, Karin Boye, Kiyoo Kanda, Leslie White, and George Uhlenbeck. Among people deceased in 1976, Gilbert Ryle ranks 73Before him are David Elazar, Alexandros Panagoulis, Lee J. Cobb, Willi Hennig, Mickey Cohen, and Walter H. Schottky. After him are Adolph Zukor, Mukaghali Makatayev, Yukio Goto, Orlando Letelier, Hans Richter, and Kálmán Kalocsay.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Gilbert Ryle ranks 1,439 out of 7,765Before him are Alvin Lee (1944), Albert Ketèlbey (1875), Lucinda Riley (1965), Gordon Ramsay (1966), Matthew Flinders (1774), and Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870). After him are Edward Fox (1937), George Young (1946), Beorhtric of Wessex (800), Thomas Arne (1710), Penda of Mercia (606), and Black (1962).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Gilbert Ryle ranks 40Before him are Thomas Reid (1710), Alexander of Hales (1175), John Austin (1790), David Hartley (1705), R. G. Collingwood (1889), and Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623). After him are Thomas Hill Green (1836), Robert Filmer (1588), William Paley (1743), P. F. Strawson (1919), Olaf Stapledon (1886), and Henry More (1614).