Rethinking Ryle | Gilbert Ryle’s Concept of Mind

Rethinking Ryle | Gilbert Ryle's Concept of Mind
Gilbert Ryle
       If asked what the mind is, the average person would usually respond by identifying it with their self, their personality, their soul, or some other such entity. They would almost certainly deny that the mind simply is the brain, or vice versa, finding the idea that there is just one  ontological entity at play to be too mechanistic, or simply unintelligible. Many modern philosophers of mind like Ryle  think that these intuitions are misleading and that we should use our critical faculties, along with empirical evidence from the sciences, to examine these assumptions to determine whether there is any real basis to them.