Gilbert Ryle
Gilbert Ryle

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Name: Gilbert Ryle
Occupation: Philosopher
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 19, 1900
Death Date: Oct 6, 1976 (age 76)
Age: Aged 76
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Gilbert Ryle

Gilbert Ryle was born on August 19, 1900 in England (76 years old). Gilbert Ryle is a Philosopher, zodiac sign: Leo. Find out Gilbert Rylenet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He wrote The Concept of Mind in 1949.

Does Gilbert Ryle Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Gilbert Ryle died on Oct 6, 1976 (age 76).

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Before Fame

He studied Philosophy at Queen's College at Oxford. He coined the phrase the ghost in the machine.

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Gilbert Ryle was born in Brighton, England, on 19 August 1900, and grew up in an environment of learning.


An example of the distinction can be knowing how to tie a reef knot and knowing that Queen Victoria died in 1901.


He was educated at Brighton College and in 1919 went up to The Queen's College at Oxford to study classics, but was soon drawn to philosophy. He graduated with a "triple first": he received first-class honours in classical Honour Moderations (1921), literae humaniores (1923), and philosophy, politics, and economics (1924).


In 1925, Ryle was appointed lecturer in philosophy at Christ Church, Oxford. A year later, he became a fellow and tutor at Christ Church, where he remained until 1940.


In the Second World War, Ryle was commissioned in the Welsh Guards. A capable linguist, he was recruited into intelligence work and by the end of the war had been promoted to the rank of Major. After the war he returned to Oxford and was elected Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. He published The Concept of Mind in 1949. He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1945 to 1946, and editor of the philosophical journal Mind from 1947 to 1971. Ryle died on 6 October 1976 at Whitby, North Yorkshire.

In 1949 Ryle first introduced the notion of thick description in "The Thinking of Thoughts: What is 'Le Penseur' Doing?" and "Thinking and Reflecting". According to Ryle, there are two types of descriptions:

Family Life

Gilbert's brother John became a professor and his brother George became the king's doctor.

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