An Introduction to Gilbert Ryle's The Concept of Mind

What is the connection of the mind and body? How are emotions and behaviors related? Watch a short analysis of Gilbert Ryle's The Concept of Mind to learn more about the ways people make category mistakes when relying on the theory of dualism.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the video for learners to view at home before returning to class for a discussion
  • Connect to a larger philosophy lesson or when discussing consciousness in psychology
Classroom Considerations

  • You can find the full analysis of Ryle's text at the publisher's website, where it is available with a paid subscription or trial membership
  • Note that the comment section is open to the public
Pros

  • Uses an applicable example to connect learners to the main point
  • Introduces a complex work in an understandable way
Cons

  • None