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What is the offical doctrine that Ryle challenges?
Descartes' theory that the mind goes on living after death because of the fact that the human body exists in space and is subject to mechanical laws while the human mind is not.
What is the "polar opposition" that is described in Descartes' theory?
The opposition between the body, which is external and thus, of a physical existence (matter), and the mind, which is internal and thus, of mental existence (conciousness).
What does the denotation of the occurrence of specific modifications in his/her (to us) occult stream of consciousness refer to?
It refers to when someone is described as knowing, believing, or guessing something.
What is Ryle's argument challenging Descarte's theory?
That which he calls "category-mistake" which refers to mistaking allocating one thing to the same category as that to which the other belongs.
Where does the root of the problem for Descartes' theory come from according to Ryle?
Ryle states that Descartes was caught between "endorsing the claims of the mechanics " as a man of scientific genius as Galileo discovered, and as a religious and moral man, "he could not accept that human nature differed only in degree of complexity from clockwork" as Hobbes accepted.