chapter  3
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Ordinary Language Philosophy as Logic

The discussion of Hempel's project in logic of explanation has served a number of functions: apart from bringing to the fore the relationship between ordinary language philosophy and restrictive philosophical understandings of concepts, it has provided insight into social theoretical projects which attempt to fix the form of explanation by portraying them as a continuation of Hempelian thought. Ryle's The concept of 'Mind' is a detailed argument about the conflation of words from different categories or logical types. or logical type in the comparison of expressions in relevant ways. For the latter term, it is useful to consider the following excerpt: So inter-institutional relations which can be asserted or denied to hold between the Church and the Home Office cannot be asserted or denied to hold between either of them and the British Constitution. The British Constitution is not a term of the same logical type as the Home Office and the Church of England.