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Gilbert Ryle
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Born in Brighton, Sussex
Born on 19th of August 1900
Died on 6th of October 1976

Born 1900. Died 1976 - English philsopher.

Studied at Queen’s College, Oxford. Editor of the journal Mind (1947-71). Helped make Oxford a centre of philosophy in postwar years. Best known work is The Concept of Mind (1949).

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