The Relevance of Gilbert Ryle’s Concept of Ordinary Language Philosophy to Critical Thinking
According to Gilbert Ryle, ordinary language philosophy emphasizes the logical role of words or sentences reflected in daily speech. Ryle's demand for logicality demonstrates an intellectual process (described in the book The Concept of Mind) that unquestionably needs critical thinking activities when ordinary language is used. On this foundation, this research aims to see how Gilbert Ryle's concept of ordinary language philosophy relates to critical thinking. This study employs qualitative data and hermeneutic approaches. The two notions (Gilbert Ryle's philosophy of ordinary language and critical thinking) are related and interpreted in this study using the hermeneutic approach. Finding actuality (goals), theoretical/knowledge construction, reflective practice, operationalization of symbols in words and phrases, and democratization are all aims that this study found relevant between Ryle's intellectuals and critical thinking. It can also be regarded as a need for more distinction in critical thinking regarding classifications like aims, statements, points of view, information, conclusions, concepts, implications, and assumptions.