Studies in the Way of Words / Edition 1

Studies in the Way of Words / Edition 1

by Paul Grice
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674852710

ISBN-13: 9780674852716

Pub. Date: 04/01/1991

Publisher: Harvard

This volume, Grice's first book, includes the long-delayed publication of his enormously influential 1967 William James Lectures. But there is much, much more in this work. Paul Grice himself has carefully arranged and framed the sequence of essays to emphasize not a certain set of ideas but a habit of mind, a style of philosophizing.

Grice has, to be sure,

Overview

This volume, Grice's first book, includes the long-delayed publication of his enormously influential 1967 William James Lectures. But there is much, much more in this work. Paul Grice himself has carefully arranged and framed the sequence of essays to emphasize not a certain set of ideas but a habit of mind, a style of philosophizing.

Grice has, to be sure, provided philosophy with crucial ideas. His account of speaker-meaning is the standard that others use to define their own minor divergences or future elaborations. His discussion of conversational implicatures has given philosophers an important tool for the investigation of all sorts of problems; it has also laid the foundation for a great deal of work by other philosophers and linguists about presupposition. His metaphysical defense of absolute values is starting to be considered the beginning of a new phase in philosophy. This is a vital book for all who are interested in Anglo-American philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674852716
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
1,129,374
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Logic and Conversation (1967, 1987)

1. Prolegomena

2. Logic and Conversation

3. Further Notes on Logic and Conversation

4. Indicative Conditionals

5. Utterer's Meaning and Intentions

6. Utterer's Meaning, Sentence-Meaning, and Word-Meaning

7. Some Models for Implicature

Part II. Explorations in Semantics and Metaphysics

8. Common Sense and Skepticism (c. 1946-1950)

9. G. E. Moore and Philosopher's Paradoxes (c. 1953-1958)

10. Postwar Oxford Philosophy (1958)

11. Conceptual Analysis and the Province of Philosophy (1987)

12. Descartes on Clear and Distinct Perception (1966)

13. In Defense of a Dogma (with P. F. Strawson, 1956)

14. Meaning (1948, 1957)

15. The Causal Theory of Perception (1961)

16. Some Remarks about the Senses (1962)

17. Presupposition and Conversational Implicature (1970, 1977)

18. Meaning Revisited (1976, 1980)

19. Metaphysics, Philosophical Eschatology, and Plato's Republic (1988)

Retrospective Epilogue (1987)

Index

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