The Concept of Mind
Gilbert Ryle, 1949

Introduction

Chapter 1. Descartes' Myth

Section 1. The Official Doctrine

Section 2. The Absurdity of the Official Doctrine

Section 3. The Origin of the Category Mistake

Section 4. Historical Note

Chapter 2. Knowing How and Knowing That

Section 1. Foreword

Section 2. Intelligence and Intellect

Section 3. Knowing How and Knowing That

Section 4. The Motives of the Intellectualist Legend

Section 5. 'In My Head'

Section 6. The Positive Account of Knowing How

Section 7. Intelligent Capacities versus Habits

Section 8. The Exercise of Intelligence

Section 9. Understanding and Misunderstanding

Section 10. Solipsism

Chapter 3. The Will

Section 1. Foreword

Section 2. The Myth of Volitions

Section 3. The Distinction Between Voluntary and Involuntary

Section 4. Freedom of the Will

Section 5. The Bogy of Mechanism

Chapter 4. Emotion

Section 1. Foreword

Section 2. Feelings versus Inclinations

Section 3. Inclinations versus Agitations

Section 4. Moods

Section 5. Agitations and Feelings

Section 6. Enjoying and Wanting

Section 7. The Criteria of Motives

Section 8. The Reasons and the Causes of Actions

Section 9. Conclusion

Chapter 5. Dispositions and Occurrences

Section 1. Foreword

Section 2. The Logic of Dispositional Statements

Section 3. Mental Capacities and Tendencies

Section 4. Mental Occurrences

Section 5. Achievements

Chapter 6. Self-Knowledge

Section 1. Foreword

Section 2. Consciousness

Section 3. Introspection

Section 4. Self-Knowledge Without Privileged Access

Section 5. Disclosure by Unstudied Talk

Section 6. The Self

Section 7. The Systematic Elusiveness of 'I'

Chapter 7. Sensation and Observation

Section 1. Foreword

Section 2. Sensations

Section 3. The Sense Datum Theory

Section 4. Sensation and Observation

Section 5. Phenomenalism

Section 6. Afterthoughts

Chapter 8. Imagination

Section 1. Foreword

Section 2. Picturing and Seeing

Section 3. The Theory of Special Status Pictures

Section 4. Imagining

Section 5. Pretending

Section 6. Pretending, Fancying, and Imagining

Section 7. Memory

Chapter 9. The Intellect

Section 1. Foreword

Section 2. The Demarcation of the Intellect

Section 3. The Construction, Possession and Utilisation of Theories

Section 4. The Application and Misapplication of Epistemological Terms

Section 5. Saying and Teaching

Section 6. The Primacy of the Intellect

Section 7. Epistemology

Chapter 10. Psychology

Section 1. The Programme of Psychology

Section 2. Behaviourism


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