16 Facts About Paul Grice


Grice, H Paul Grice, or Paul Grice, was a British philosopher of language.


Paul Grice is best known for his theory of implicature and the cooperative principle, which became foundational concepts in the linguistic field of pragmatics.


Paul Grice returned to the UK in 1979 to give the John Locke lectures on Aspects of Reason.


Paul Grice reprinted many of his essays and papers in his valedictory book, Studies in the Way of Words.


Paul Grice married Kathleen Watson in 1942; they had two children.


Paul Grice further developed his theory of meaning in the fifth and sixth of his William James lectures on "Logic and Conversation", delivered at Harvard in 1967.


Paul Grice tries to accomplish the first step by means of the following definition:.


Paul Grice next turns to the second step in his program: explaining the notion of timeless meaning in terms of the notion of utterer's meaning.


Paul Grice would give a much more detailed theory of timeless meaning in his sixth Logic and Conversation lecture.


Paul Grice makes it clear that the notion of saying he has in mind, though related to a colloquial sense of the word, is somewhat technical, referring to it as "a favored notion of 'saying' that must be further elucidated".


Nonetheless, Paul Grice never settled on a full elucidation or definition of his favoured notion of saying, and the interpretation of this notion has become a contentious issue in the philosophy of language.


One point of controversy surrounding Paul Grice's favoured notion of saying is the connection between it and his concept of utterer's meaning.


Paul Grice never spelled out what he meant by the phrase "closely related" in this passage, and philosophers of language continue to debate over its best interpretation.


Paul Grice makes it clear that what a speaker conventionally implicates by uttering a sentence is part of what the speaker means in uttering it, and that it is closely connected to what the sentence means.


Paul Grice did not elaborate much on the notion of conventional implicature, but many other authors have tried to give more extensive theories of it, including Lauri Karttunen and Stanley Peters, Kent Bach, Stephen Neale, and Christopher Potts.


The general principles Paul Grice proposed are what he called the Cooperative principle and the Maxims of Conversation.