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Logic, Meaning, and ConversationSemantical Underdeterminacy, Implicature, and their Interface$
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Jay David Atlas

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195133004

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133004.001.0001

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Grice’s Theory of Conversational Inference

Grice’s Theory of Conversational Inference

A Critical Exposition

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(p.45) 2 Grice’s Theory of Conversational Inference
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Logic, Meaning, and Conversation
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Jay David Atlas

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133004.003.0002

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 language” in pre- and post-war Oxford. A third linguistic turn is experienced in philosophy which originated from the thoughts of philosophers such as W. V. O. Quine and Noam Chomsky. This turn had a lighter impact than the first two turns, and it is perceived as having more sophistication and tentativeness, and being more responsive to the requirements of theory construction. P. H. Nowell-Smith's notion of “contextual implication” coincided with Paul Grice's idea of a “conversational implication”, and from this emerged the Gricean aspect of this said linguistic turn. This chapter attempts to discuss how Grice came up with such an idea and how this was incorporated into a philosophical language theory.

Keywords:   The Linguistic Turn, third linguistic turn, Quine, Chomsky, theory construction, Paul Grice, contextual implication, conversational implication

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