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  1. Albert Hofstadter (1951). Professor Ryle's Category-Mistake. Journal of Philosophy 48 (April):257-269.score: 75.0
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  2. Philip Bashor & Arifa Farid (1987). Deliberate Commission of Category Mistake. Crombie Vs. Ryle. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 21 (1):39 - 46.score: 60.0
    Crombie's acceptance of the deliberate commission of a category mistake in his defense of the meaningfulness of theological statements raises a pointed challenge to the philosophy of Ryle which seems not to have been specifically addressed in subsequent literature. We review the analysis which leads Crombie into it, including concepts of anomaly, deficiency, affinity, and inadequate notion, noting basic differences in method and attitude from Ryle. We express our own agreements and disagreements in keeping with an overall concern (...)
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  3. Dan Zahavi (2013). Naturalized Phenomenology: A Desideratum or a Category Mistake? Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 72:23-42.score: 60.0
    If we want to assess whether or not a naturalized phenomenology is a desideratum or a category mistake, we need to be clear on precisely what notion of phenomenology and what notion of naturalization we have in mind. In the article I distinguish various notions, and after criticizing one type of naturalized phenomenology, I sketch two alternative takes on what a naturalized phenomenology might amount to and propose that our appraisal of the desirability of such naturalization should be (...)
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  4. Zsófia Zvolenszky, Abstract Artifact Theory About Fictional Characters Defended — Why Sainsbury’s Category-Mistake Objection is Mistaken. Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics Vol. 5/2013.score: 60.0
    In this paper, I explore a line of argument against one form of realism about fictional characters: abstract artifact theory (‘artifactualism’, for short), the view according to which fictional characters like Harry Potter are part of our reality, but (unlike concrete entities like the Big Ben and J. K. Rowling), they are abstract objects created by humans, akin to the institution of marriage and the game of soccer. I will defend artifactualism against an objection that Mark Sainsbury (2010) considers decisive (...)
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  5. C. A. Holmes (1991). Psychopathic Disorder: A Category Mistake? Journal of Medical Ethics 17 (2):77-85.score: 48.0
    Although the concept of psychopathy retains its currency in British psychiatry, apparently being meaningful as well as useful to practitioners (1), it is often taken to refer to a purely legal category with social control functions rather than a medical diagnosis with treatment implications. I wish, in this brief article, to suggest that it is essentially, and most usefully, an ethical category which stands outside the diagnostic framework of present-day psychiatry.
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  6. A. Follesdal (2011). The Distributive Justice of a Global Basic Structure: A Category Mistake? Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 (1):46-65.score: 45.0
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  7. Charles M. Myers (1962). Perceptual Events, States, and Processes. Philosophy of Science 29 (July):285-291.score: 45.0
    The notion that there is a category mistake or some other conceptual confusion in regarding seeing, hearing, and other forms of perception as events, states, or processes is incorrect. Ryle's analysis of "seeing" as an achievement word does not rule out our regarding seeing as an event, but in fact suggests that we do so when we carry the analysis beyond the point where Ryle leaves it. Furthermore there are uses of "see" not noticed by Ryle which justify (...)
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  8. Edward Erwin (1968). Farewell to the Category Mistake Argument. Philosophical Studies 19 (5):65 - 71.score: 45.0
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  9. Declan Lawell (2009). Thomas Aquinas, Jean-Luc Marion, and an Alleged Category Mistake Involving God and Being. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83 (1):23-50.score: 45.0
    This article seeks to defend the possibility of a metaphysical approach to philosophical theology. Challenging the claim that there can be nothing in commonbetween God (with whom theology or even a form of phenomenology such as Jean-Luc Marion’s deals) and being (as expounded for example in the metaphysical approach of Thomas Aquinas), the article develops a critique of Marion’s views with close reference to his interpretations of Aquinas.
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  10. Farhang Zabeeh (1962). Category-Mistake. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 23 (2):277-278.score: 45.0
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  11. C. Elliott (1991). The Rules of Insanity: Commentary On: Psychopathic Disorder: A Category Mistake? Journal of Medical Ethics 17 (2):89-90.score: 45.0
    This paper addresses Colin Holmes's suggestion that the psychopathic disorder is best regarded not as a psychiatric concept, but as an ethical one. The paper argues that the concept of psychopathy, like many other concepts, can span both psychiatry and ethics, and that it is not clear what removing if from the realm of psychiatry would entail. Also, the question of whether the concept of psychopathy is useful for psychiatrists must be separated from the question of whether psychopaths should be (...)
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  12. George Englebretsen (1972). A Revised Category Mistake Argument. Philosophical Studies 23 (6):421 - 423.score: 45.0
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  13. Rolando M. Gripaldo (2008). The Rejection of the Proposition. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 13:53-64.score: 45.0
    Part of rethinking philosophy today, the author believes, is to rethink our logical concepts. The author questions the ontological existence of the proposition as the content of sentential utterances—written or spoken—as it was originally proposed by John Searle. While a performative is an utterance where the speaker not only utters a sentential or illocutionary content such as a statement, but also performs the illocutionary force such as the act of stating, the author reasserts John Austin’s constative as the general label (...)
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  14. Bruno Mölder (2001). Inter-Level Explanation and the Category-Mistake. In Rein Vihalemm (ed.), Estonian studies in the history and philosophy of science. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 283--294.score: 45.0
  15. L. Hughes Cox (1972). Do Eliminations of Metaphysics Commit a Logical Category Mistake? Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):33-44.score: 45.0
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  16. K. Distin (2012). Symbolically Generalized Communication Media: A Category Mistake? Constructivist Foundations 8 (1):93-95.score: 45.0
    Open peer commentary on the article “Radical Constructivism and Radical Constructedness: Luhmann’s Sociology of Semantics, Organizations, and Self-Organization” by Loet Leydesdorff. > Upshot: Leydesdorff emphasises the uncertainties involved in the communication of meaning. Luhmann posited three types of media, each of which reduces one type of communicative improbability. The theory of cultural evolution supports Leydesdorff’s emphasis on the uncertainty of communication, and agrees that different media are needed for communication within and across social boundaries. But it highlights the distinction between (...)
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  17. Michael S. Green (2013). On Hart's Category Mistake. Legal Theory 19 (4):347-369.score: 45.0
    This essay concerns Scott Shapiro's criticism that H.L.A. Hart's theory of law suffers from a Although other philosophers of law have summarily dismissed Shapiro's criticism, I argue that it identifies an important requirement for an adequate theory of law. Such a theory must explain why legal officials justify their actions by reference to abstract propositional entities, instead of pointing to the existence of social practices. A virtue of Shapiro's planning theory of law is that it can explain this phenomenon. Despite (...)
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  18. Elliott Carl (1991). The Rules of Insanity: Commentary On: Psychopathic Disorder: A Category Mistake? Journal of Medical Ethics 17.score: 45.0
     
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  19. I. Mackay (1991). Psychopathic Disorder: A Category Mistake? A Legal Response to Colin Holmes. Journal of Medical Ethics 17 (2):86-88.score: 45.0
    Holmes is concerned with a conflict between law and medicine about the problem of psychopathy, in particular as it relates to homicide. He looks for a consistent set of legal principles based on a variety of medical concepts and in doing so criticises the court for its commonsense approach, its disregard for medical evidence and for employing lay notions of responsibility and illness. This commentary explores how Holmes's notions fit into existing legal rules and explains how the court seeks the (...)
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  20. Jack Meiland (1999). Category Mistake. In Robert Audi (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 123.score: 45.0
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  21. Ofra Magidor (2009). Category Mistakes Are Meaningful. Linguistics and Philosophy 32 (6):553-581.score: 42.0
    Category mistakes are sentences such as ‘Colourless green ideas sleep furiously’ or ‘The theory of relativity is eating breakfast’. Such sentences are highly anomalous, and this has led a large number of linguists and philosophers to conclude that they are meaningless (call this ‘the meaninglessness view’). In this paper I argue that the meaninglessness view is incorrect and category mistakes are meaningful. I provide four arguments against the meaninglessness view: in Sect. 2, an argument concerning compositionality with respect (...)
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  22. Stewart Duncan, Hobbes on Language: Propositions, Truth, and Absurdity.score: 37.0
    Draft for Martinich and Hoekstra (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Hobbes. -/- Language was central to Hobbes's understanding of human beings and their mental abilities, and criticism of other philosophers' uses of language became a favorite critical tool for him. This paper connects Hobbes's theories about language to his criticisms of others' language, examining Hobbes's theories of propositions and truth, and how they relate to his claims that various sorts of proposition are absurd. It considers whether Hobbes in fact means anything (...)
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  23. G. Patarroyo (2009). Libertarismo & error categorial. Ideas y Valores 58 (141):141-168.score: 34.0
    En este artículo se ofrece una defensa del libertarismo frente a dos acusaciones según las cuales éste comete un error categorial. Para ello, se utiliza la filosofía de Gilbert Ryle como herramienta para explicar las razones que fundamentan estas acusaciones y para mostrar por qué, pese a que cierta..
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  24. Margaret Macdonald (1951). Professor Ryle on the Concept of Mind. Philosophical Review 60 (January):80-90.score: 30.0
  25. David Clarke (2007). Intelligent Design: Neither Scientific nor Religious. Theoria 73 (2):148-171.score: 30.0
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  26. Giorgio Marchetti (2000). Observation Levels and Units of Time: A Critical Analysis of the Main Assumption of the Theory of the Artificial. [REVIEW] AI and Society 14 (3-4):331-347.score: 30.0
    Negrotti's theory of the artificial is based on the fundamental assumption that the human being cannot select more than one observation level per unit of time. Since this assumption has important consequences for the theory of knowledge — knowledge cannot be synthesised but only further differentiated — its plausibility is tested against two aspects that characterise any theory of knowledge: knowledge production and knowledge application. The way in which the human being produces and applies knowledge is analysed, and a model (...)
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  27. William E. Lyons (1980). Gilbert Ryle: An Introduction To His Philosophy. Sussex: Harvester Press.score: 30.0
  28. Gilbert Ryle (1979). On Thinking. Blackwell.score: 30.0
  29. Thomas W. Bestor (1979). Gilbert Ryle and the Adverbial Theory of Mind. Personalist 60 (July):233-242.score: 30.0
  30. Erik Gotlind (1958). Three Theories Of Emotion: Some Views On Philosophical Method. Lund,: Gleerup.score: 30.0
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  31. Per Holth (2001). The Persistence of Category Mistakes in Psychology. Behavior and Philosophy 29:203 - 219.score: 28.0
    Gilbert Ryle's book The Concept of Mind was published in 1949. According to Ryle, his "destructive purpose" was to show that "a family of radical category mistakes" is the source of the "official doctrine," that is, a "double-life theory," according to which "with the doubtful exception of idiots and infants in arms every human being has both a body and a mind." By numerous examples, Ryle showed quite forcefully how psychology and philosophy at the time were misled into asking (...)
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  32. John Martin (1975). A Many-Valued Semantics for Category Mistakes. Synthese 31 (1):63 - 83.score: 28.0
    In this paper it is argued that herzberger's general theory of presupposition may be successfully applied to category mistakes. The study offers an alternative to thomason's supervaluation treatment of sortal presupposition and as an indirect measure of the relative merits of the two-Dimensional theory to supervaluations. Bivalent, Three-Valued matrix, And supervaluation accounts are compared to the two-Dimensional theory according to three criteria: (1) abstraction from linguistic behavior, (2) conformity of technical to preanalytic distinctions, And (3) ability to capture classical (...)
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  33. John K. O’Connor (2012). Category Mistakes and Logical Grammar. Symposium 16 (2):235-250.score: 28.0
    Gilbert Ryle never pursued research under Edmund Husserl. However, Ryle was indeed Husserl’s student in a broader sense, as much of his own work was deeply influenced by his studies of Husserl’s pre-World War I writings. While Ryle is the thinker whose name typically comes to mind in connection with the concern over category mistakes I argue that (1) Husserl deserves to be known for precisely this concern as well, and (2) the similarity between them is no accident. Developing (...)
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  34. Ofra Magidor (2013). Category Mistakes. Oup Oxford.score: 28.0
    Category mistakes are sentences such as 'Green ideas sleep furiously' or 'Saturday is in bed'. They strike us as highly infelicitous but it is hard to explain precisely why this is so. Ofra Magidor explores four approaches to category mistakes in philosophy of language and linguistics, and develops and defends an original, presuppositional account.
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  35. Angela J. Schneider (2001). Fruits, Apples, and Category Mistakes: On Sport, Games, and Play. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 28 (2):151-159.score: 28.0
    (2001). Fruits, Apples, and Category Mistakes: On Sport, Games, and Play. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport: Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 151-159. doi: 10.1080/00948705.2001.9714610.
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  36. Taede A. Smedes (2008). Taking Theology and Science Seriously Without Category Mistakes: A Response to Ian Barbour. Zygon 43 (1):271-276.score: 21.0
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  37. Gilbert Harman (2003). Category Mistakes in M&E. Philosophical Perspectives 17 (1):165–180.score: 21.0
    Theories of causation may imply that your birth causes your death, which seems odd in the way that it is not odd to say that your birth precedes your death. Theories of knowledge may imply that the object of knowledge is the same as the object of belief, although we know but do not believe facts and we can know a proposition without knowing whether it is true.
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  38. Bernard Harrison (1965). Category Mistakes and Rules of Language. Mind 74 (295):309-325.score: 21.0
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  39. Martha Nussbaum (2013). Virtue Ethics: The Misleading Category. Areté. Revista de Filosofía 11 (1-2):533 - 571.score: 21.0
    Virtue ethics is frequently considered to be a single category of ethical theory, and a rival to Kantianismand Utilitarianism. I argue that this approach is a mistake, because both Kantians and Utilitarians can, and do, have an interest in the virtues and the forrnation of character. But even if we focus on the group of ethical theorists who are most commonly called "virtue theorists" because they reject the guidance of both Kantianism and Utilitarianism, and derive inspiration from ancient (...)
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  40. Donald J. Hillman (1963). On Grammars and Category-Mistakes. Mind 72 (286):224-234.score: 21.0
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  41. A. J. Baker (1956). Category Mistakes. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 34 (1):13 – 26.score: 21.0
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  42. Robert Sharpe (1967). Category Mistakes and Classification. Inquiry 10 (1-4):204-207.score: 21.0
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  43. Moltke Gram (1974). Mongrel Categoricals and Category Mistakes. Southern Journal of Philosophy 12 (1):35-47.score: 21.0
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  44. Gilbert Harman (2003). Category Mistakes in Metaphysics and Epistemology. In James Tomberlin (ed.), Language and Mind. Blackwell.score: 21.0
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  45. Jonathan Bain (2013). Category-Theoretic Structure and Radical Ontic Structural Realism. Synthese 190 (9):1621-1635.score: 18.0
    Radical Ontic Structural Realism (ROSR) claims that structure exists independently of objects that may instantiate it. Critics of ROSR contend that this claim is conceptually incoherent, insofar as, (i) it entails there can be relations without relata, and (ii) there is a conceptual dependence between relations and relata. In this essay I suggest that (ii) is motivated by a set-theoretic formulation of structure, and that adopting a category-theoretic formulation may provide ROSR with more support. In particular, I consider how (...)
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  46. Jan Westerhoff (2002). Defining 'Ontological Category'. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 102 (3):287–293.score: 18.0
    Although a considerable degree of precision has been introduced both into the formulation and the discussion of ontological theories by the use of formal methods there is still a remarkable indefiniteness about foundational issues. In particular it is not clear what an ontological category is and why we regard something as an ontological category. This is amazing given that the notion of ontological category is in fact the most basic of the whole of ontology: it is what (...)
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  47. Re'em Segev (forthcoming). Moral Rightness and the Significance of Law: Why, How and When Mistake of Law Matters. University of Toronto Law Journal, Forthcoming.score: 18.0
    The question of whether a mistake of law should negate or mitigate criminal liability is commonly considered to be pertinent to the culpability of the agent, often examined in light of the (epistemic) reasonableness of the mistake. I argue that this view disregards an important aspect of this question, namely whether a mistake of law affects the rightness of the action, particularly in light of the moral significance of the mistake. I argue that several plausible premises, (...)
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  48. Michael John Healy & Thomas Preston Caudell (2006). Ontologies and Worlds in Category Theory: Implications for Neural Systems. [REVIEW] Axiomathes 16 (1-2):165-214.score: 18.0
    We propose category theory, the mathematical theory of structure, as a vehicle for defining ontologies in an unambiguous language with analytical and constructive features. Specifically, we apply categorical logic and model theory, based upon viewing an ontology as a sub-category of a category of theories expressed in a formal logic. In addition to providing mathematical rigor, this approach has several advantages. It allows the incremental analysis of ontologies by basing them in an interconnected hierarchy of theories, with (...)
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  49. Glyn W. Humphreys & Emer M. E. Forde (2001). Hierarchies, Similarity, and Interactivity in Object Recognition: “Category-Specific” Neuropsychological Deficits. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (3):453-476.score: 18.0
    Category-specific impairments of object recognition and naming are among the most intriguing disorders in neuropsychology, affecting the retrieval of knowledge about either living or nonliving things. They can give us insight into the nature of our representations of objects: Have we evolved different neural systems for recognizing different categories of object? What kinds of knowledge are important for recognizing particular objects? How does visual similarity within a category influence object recognition and representation? What is the nature of (...)
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