The Official Doctrine and its Relevance Today

PARISHEELAN (No.3):14-21 (2009)
  Copy   BIBTEX


It is the intention of this paper is to introduce some contemporary relevance of Descartes’ dualism with special reference to Gilbert Ryle’s criticism. Ryle’s explicit target in The Concept of Mind is what he calls the “official doctrine”, which results, he tells us, at least in part from Descartes’ appreciation that Galilean methods of scientific discovery were fit to provide mechanical explanations for every occupant of space, together with Descartes’ conviction that the mental could not simply be a more complex variety of the mechanical. Whether or not every aspect of the resulting “two-world” view is properly attributed to Descartes. It is familiar view, which has widely become known as Cartesianism in Anglo-American philosophy. It has distinctive ontological and epistemological commitments.



External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

'Need a Christian Be a Mind/Body Dualist' ?Lynne Rudder Baker - 1995 - Faith and Philosophy 12 (4):489-504.
Philosophical Mind Studies.Desh Raj Sirswal - 2010 - Dissertation, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
GILBERRT RYLE ON DESCARTES' MYTH.Desh Raj Sirswal - 2007 - K.U. Research Journal of Arts and Humanities (Jan.-Dec.2007):81-86.
Contemporary Reactions to Descartes's Philosophy of Mind.Quassim Cassam - 2007 - In Janet Broughton & John Carriero (eds.), A Companion to Descartes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 482–495.
Decartes' dualism.Gordon P. Baker - 2002 - New York: Routledge. Edited by Katherine J. Morris.
GLOSSARY OF PHILOSOPHY OF MIND.Desh Raj Sirswal - 2009 - Philosophical Mind Studies.
Unmasking Descartes’s Case for the Bête Machine Doctrine.Lex Newman - 2001 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 31 (3):389-425.
Ryle’s Dispositional Analysis of Mind and its Relevance.Desh Raj Sirswal - 2010 - Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Sciences (April, 2010):103-112.


Added to PP

595 (#22,408)

6 months
107 (#18,688)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Desh Raj Sirswal
Panjab University

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references