Gilbert Ryle

1900 - 1976

Gilbert Ryle

Gilbert Ryle (1900–1976) 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 367,799 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 581st most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Gilbert Ryle ranks 579 out of 1,005Before him are Ernst Troeltsch, Franz Rosenzweig, Sergei Bulgakov, Alexander of Hales, Zengzi, and Andreas Karlstadt. After him are Constantin von Tischendorf, Johann Christoph Gottsched, Ernst Moritz Arndt, Zisi, Sivananda Saraswati, and Fulbert of Chartres.

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Among people born in 1900, Gilbert Ryle ranks 73Before him are George Uhlenbeck, Joseph Needham, Karin Boye, Herbert Bayer, Robert Desnos, and Emanuel Ringelblum. After him are Herberts Cukurs, Franz Walter Stahlecker, James Bond, Alfred Newman, Pridi Banomyong, and James Hilton. Among people deceased in 1976, Gilbert Ryle ranks 67Before him are Lee J. Cobb, Carol Reed, Hans Richter, Mitsuo Fuchida, Walter H. Schottky, and Walter Warlimont. After him are Gottfried von Cramm, Mickey Cohen, Yukio Goto, David Elazar, Evert Taube, and Howlin' Wolf.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gilbert Ryle ranks 1,212 out of 5,347Before him are Henry Walter Bates (1825), Tim Staffell (1948), Ed Miliband (1969), Peter Burke (1937), Seal (1963), and Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (1473). After him are Ian Anderson (1947), Daniel Radcliffe (1989), John Russell Hind (1823), Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (1517), Kiefer Sutherland (1966), and Reginald Johnston (1874).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Gilbert Ryle ranks 36Before him are Robert Fludd (1574), Adam Ferguson (1723), David Hartley (1705), Harriet Taylor Mill (1807), John Austin (1790), and Alexander of Hales (1175). After him are R. G. Collingwood (1889), Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623), Robert Filmer (1588), P. F. Strawson (1919), William Paley (1743), and Henry More (1614).