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Contemporary Philosophical Investigations

One of the most influential philosophy books that have appeared since the war is The Concept of Mind by Gilbert Ryle, Waynflete Professor of Metaphysics at Oxford. 1 It was published in 1949, four years before the Philosophical Investigations, and it is not Wittgensteinian in style or outlook, although there is no conflict on essential points; but it is typically Wittgensteinian in that it treats philosophical problems as the consequence of a misunderstanding of the logic of concepts.