explain the view that Ryle calls “The Official Doctrine”. b) Describe Ryle’s argument against ‘The Official Doctrine’. c) Explain why Armstrong thinks that Ryle’s view is insufficient.

explain the view that Ryle calls “The Official Doctrine”. b) Describe Ryle’s argument against ‘The Official Doctrine’. c) Explain why Armstrong thinks that Ryle’s view is insufficient.
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1) a) Briefly explain the view that Ryle calls “The Official Doctrine”. b) Describe Ryle’s argument against ‘The Official Doctrine’. c) Explain why Armstrong thinks that Ryle’s view is insufficient.

2) In “In Defense of Mind-Body Dualism”, Brie Gertler argues that mental states are not identical to physical states. She tries to prove this by using thought experiments to show how it’s possible for there to be disembodied mental states. Explain Gertler’s argument. You should do this by showing how one of her thought experiments (select one) is supposed to work.

3) In “The Powers of Rational Beings: Freedom of the Will”, Peter van Inwagen argues, among other things, that compatibilism is puzzling. Explain van Inwagen’s position. Analyze and assess his argument. Is he right about compatibilism? Why or why not?

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