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Grice’s Theory of Conversational Inference: A Critical Exposition

Jay David Atlas

in Logic, Meaning, and Conversation: Semantical Underdeterminacy, Implicature, and their Interface

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133004
eISBN:
9780199850181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133004.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Richard Rorty wrote The Linguistic Turn, a collection of essays that discusses the philosophical methods employed by both various empiricists during the war and the philosophers of “ordinary ... More


The Conception of Value

Paul Grice and Judith Baker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243877
eISBN:
9780191697302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243877.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The works of Paul Grice collected in this volume present his metaphysical defence of value, and represent a modern attempt to provide a metaphysical foundation for value. Value judgements are viewed ... More


Aspects of Reason

Paul Grice

Richard Warner (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198242529
eISBN:
9780191597534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198242522.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book, based on Grice's 1979 Locke Lectures at Oxford and published posthumously, elaborates the notions of reasons, reasoning, and rationality, with particular emphasis on the unity of practical ... More


Introduction

Judith Baker

in The Conception of Value

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243877
eISBN:
9780191697302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243877.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter describes the three works of Paul Grice collected in this volume, selected in order to present his metaphysical defence of value. It clarifies some of the basic elements of ... More


Logic, Meaning, and Conversation: Semantical Underdeterminacy, Implicature, and their Interface

Jay David Atlas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133004
eISBN:
9780199850181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133004.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This look at the philosophy of language focuses on the interface between a theory of literal meaning and pragmatics — a philosophical examination of the relationship between meaning and language use ... More


Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition

Robert J. Fogelin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199739998
eISBN:
9780199895045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Figuratively Speaking (1986) examines figures of speech that concern meaning—irony, hyperbole, understatement, similes, metaphors, and others—to show how they work and to explain their ... More


Review of Paul Grice, Studies in the Way of Words

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter reviews the book, Studies in the Way of Words, by Paul Grice. It highlights aspects of his work which constitute a substantial and enduring contribution to philosophical and linguistic ... More


Reply to Richards, 1 Final Section

Paul Grice

in The Conception of Value

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243877
eISBN:
9780191697302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243877.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents the final section of Paul Grice's ‘Reply to Richards’, which takes up, or takes off from, a few of the things that they have to say about important issues belonging to the chain ... More


Valuing and the Will

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In “Free Agency,” Gary Watson argued that an account of free agency needs to distinguish what a person wants or desires—what a person is to some extent moved to do—from what a person values. Even ... More


John Lloyd Ackrill 1921–2007

Lindsay Judson

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Lloyd Ackrill (1921–2007), a Fellow of the British Academy, had a powerful and far-reaching influence on the way ancient philosophy is done in the English-speaking world and beyond. In his first ... More


Moore on Common Sense

Stanley Rosen

in The Elusiveness of the Ordinary: Studies in the Possibility of Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091977
eISBN:
9780300129526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091977.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter endeavors to clarify the relation between common sense and ordinary language, with special attention to the use of these terms in the approaches to philosophy that are characteristic of ... More


Method in Philosophical Psychology (From the Banal to the Bizarre) 1

Paul Grice

in The Conception of Value

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243877
eISBN:
9780191697302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243877.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents some ideas about how to approach philosophical psychology. It begins by formulating four problems that adequate philosophical psychology must be able to test. It discusses some ... More


What Have We Learned from Philosophy in the Twentieth Century?

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses some lessons learned from philosophy in the 20th century. One of these is that the fundamental bearers of the properties of truth or falsity, the fundamental subjects of the ... More


Secrets, Narratology, and Implicature: A Virgin Reading of “Calypso”

Margot Norris

in Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034027
eISBN:
9780813038162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034027.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Fritz Senn, one of the most incisive readers ever to tackle Ulysses, calls “Calypso” “probably the easiest chapter in the novel.” This is certainly true for veteran readers of the novel, who can ... More


Philosophy, Law and Language

Christopher Hutton

in Language, Meaning and the Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter reviews approaches taken by political philosophers concerned with the nature of law, with language seen as one of the key elements in the formation of political collectivities ruled by ... More


Qualities and Concepts

George Bealer

in Quality and Concept

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244288
eISBN:
9780191680762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244288.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Predicates and open-sentences express properties and relations, and sentences express propositions. But which type of properties, relations, and propositions (PRPs) are these, which type of PRP is ... More


Pragmatics, Indirectness, and Neg-politeness: A Basis for Politeness Modeling

Geoffrey Leech

in The Pragmatics of Politeness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195341386
eISBN:
9780190225933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341386.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter presents a goal-oriented approach to communication, in which both the speaker and the hearer engage in problem solving to arrive at pragmatic meaning. Especially in explaining ... More


Legal Speech and the Elements of Adjudication

Nicholas Allott and Benjamin Shaer

in The Nature of Legal Interpretation: What Jurists Can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226445021
eISBN:
9780226445168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445168.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In this chapter, the authors seek to show that legal speech is best seen not as a radically distinct verbal phenomenon but rather as one variety of verbal interaction, albeit with various distinctive ... More


The Practical Good

Sylvia Berryman

in Aristotle on the Sources of the Ethical Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198835004
eISBN:
9780191876561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835004.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

On the model of Grice’s account of the creation of a new kind of value at the same time as the introduction of practical agents, this chapter continues the argument that Aristotle attempted to ... More


Successful Semantics

D. H. Mellor

in Mind, Meaning, and Reality: Essays in Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645084
eISBN:
9780191743351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645084.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends the view that sentences get their meanings from the contents of the beliefs they express, not the other way round. It shows first how the contents of contingent beliefs are given ... More


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