Grice, Paul

Grice, Paul
English philosopher of language. Educated at Oxford, Grice became a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford in 1939. In 1967 he emigrated to a chair at Berkeley, retiring in 1980. He introduced the important concept of an implicature into the philosophy of language, arguing that not everything that is said is direct evidence for the meaning of some term, since many factors may determine the appropriateness of remarks independently of whether they are actually true. The point undermined excessive attention to the niceties of conversation as reliable indicators of meaning, a methodology characteristic of linguistic philosophy . In a number of elegant papers Grice also introduced an approach to the concept of the meaning of a sentence which identifies it with a complex of intentions with which it is uttered. The psychological is thus used to explain the semantic, and the question of whether this is the correct priority has prompted considerable subsequent discussion. Studies in the Way of Words (1989) and The Conception of Value (1991) were published posthumously.

Philosophy dictionary. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Grice — Grice, Paul …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Grice (Begriffsklärung) — Grice ist der Nachname von Paul Grice (englischer Sprachphilosoph) der Nachname von Andrew Grice (Kolumnist beim Independent) eine Stadt in Texas, siehe Grice (Texas) Grice (Hausschwein), eine primitive schottische Hausschweinrasse, die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paul Grice — Herbert Paul Grice était un philosophe britannique (né le 13 mars 1913 à Birmingham, Angleterre décédé le 28 août 1988 à Berkeley, Californie) qui publiait habituellement ses ouvrages sous le nom de Paul Grice. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Références… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grice — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Gary Grice (* 1966), ein US amerikanischer Rap Musiker sowie Mitglied und Gründer des Wu Tang Clans Paul Grice (1913–1988), englischer Sprachphilosoph Yvette Grice (* 1980), britische Triathletin Grice ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grice — may refer to: *Grice, an extinct breed of pig. *Paul Grice, a British philosopher of language …   Wikipedia

  • Grice, H(erbert)Paul — Grice (grīs), H(erbert) Paul. 1913 1988. British logician best known for his studies of the pragmatics of communication and his theory of conversational maxims.   Gricʹe·an (grīʹsē ən) adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • Paul Tillich — Region Western philosophy Born August 20, 1886 (1886 08 20) Starzedd …   Wikipedia

  • Paul Grice — Herbert Paul Grice (March 13, 1913, Birmingham, England August 28, 1988, Berkeley, California),cite web|url=|title=Paul Grice|publisher=Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy|authors=Richard Grandy and Richard …   Wikipedia

  • Paul Grice — Herbert Paul Grice (13 de marzo de 1913, Birmingham, Inglaterra 28 de agosto de 1988, Berkeley, California), fue un filósofo británico, conocido sobre todo por sus contribuciones a la filosofía del lenguaje en el ámbito de la teoría del… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Paul Grice — Herbert Paul Grice (* 15. März 1913 in Birmingham, England; † 28. August 1988) war ein englischer Philosoph. Er ist vor allem bekannt geworden für seine Arbeiten in der Sprachphilosophie, insbesondere für seine Analyse der Sprecherbedeutung und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.