Philosophy Glossary

Because I am a novice in philosophy, it is helpful to review the understanding of philosophical terms and concepts.

Category mistake or "category error" refers to the presenting of one kind of thing as if it belonged to a another. The original application was by Gilbert Ryle in discussing Decartes' view of the mind as separate immaterial entity. In Cartesian metaphysics, there is a dual view of the brain as material and the mind as immaterial. Applications in Lennox.
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