THE THINKING OF THOUGHTS
WHAT IS LE PENSEUR DOING?
The following paper was first published in 1968 in the 'University Lectures', (no.18),
series of University of Saskatchewan. It then appeared as chapter 37 of Gilbert
Ryle's collected papers (1971) in which form it was cited by Clifford Geertz in his 1975 paper on 'Thick Description'
With the permission of the principal, Fellows and Scholars of Hertford College in the University of Oxford, and with
the permission of the University of Saskatchewan we are happy to include this paper in CSACSIA vol. 11