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A long time ago, there was a guy born in Brighton, Sussex, England on 19 August 1900 named Gilbert Ryle. His father was a general practitioner but had keen interests in philosophy and astronomy that he passed on to his children and an impressive library where Ryle enjoyed being an “omnivorous reader”. Ryle went to Queen's College, Oxford in 1919 initially to study Classics, but he was quickly drawn to Philosophy, graduating in 1924 with first-class honours in the new Modern Greats School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

After his graduation in 1924 he was appointed to a lectureship in Philosophy at Christ Church College and a year later became tutor. He would remain at Oxford for his entire academic career until his retirement in 1968.

He befriended Wittgenstein whose work, if not his effect on colleagues and students, he greatly admired. “Outstandingly friendly (and) sociable” said Warnock. He is remembered as an entertaining conversationalist.

Today, Gilbert Ryle is known for his critique of Cartesian Dualism for which he coined the phrase, "Ghost in the Machine" and he was also known as an Ordinary Language Philosopher.

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