Georges Rey

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Georges Leon Rey (born 1945) is an American philosopher. He is a professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland.


Rey received a doctoral degree in philosophy from Harvard University in 1978.[1] His thesis was titled The possibility of psychology: some preliminary issues,[1] and was completed under Hilary Putnam.[citation needed]

His book Contemporary Philosophy of Mind discusses the topic of philosophy of mind.[citation needed] One major focus of Rey's exposition relates to eliminativism and instrumentalism, particularly with respect to the mental states that we are subjectively aware of by way of introspection.[citation needed] Rey is the author of the current article on philosophy of mind at Encyclopædia Britannica Online.[2]


  • Rey, Georges (1997). Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: A Contentiously Classical Approach. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-631-19071-4.[3]


  1. ^ a b Rey, Georges Leon (1978). The possibility of psychology: some preliminary issues (PhD thesis). Harvard University. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Rey, Georges (2010). "Philosophy of mind". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Vol. 1. pp. 648–657. doi:10.1002/wcs.32. PMID 26271650. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  3. ^ Reviews of Contemporary Philosophy of Mind:

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