Dilemmas (Cambridge Philosophy Classics)

Dilemmas (Cambridge Philosophy Classics)

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Gilbert Ryle
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reissue, 10/15/2015
EAN 9781107534193, ISBN10: 1107534194

Paperback, 120 pages, 60.2 x 22.8 x 9.7 cm
Language: English

Common sense tells me I can control my life to some extent; should I then, faced with a logical argument for fatalism, reject common sense? There seems to be no place in a physical theory of the universe for the sensory experiences of colours, taste and smells, yet I know I have these experiences. In this book, Gilbert Ryle explores the conflicts that arise in everyday life and shows that the either/or which such dilemmas seem to suggest is a false dilemma: one side of the dilemma does not deny what we know to be true on the other side. This classic book has been revived in a new series livery for twenty-first-century readers, featuring a specially commissioned preface written by Barry Stroud.

Preface to this edition Barry Stroud
1. Dilemmas
2. 'It was to be'
3. Achilles and the tortoise
4. Pleasure
5. The world of science and the everyday world
6. Technical and untechnical concepts
7. Perception
8. Formal and informal logic.