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Philosophy and Ordinary Language: The Bent and Genius of Our Tongue

Philosophy and Ordinary Language The Bent and Genius of Our Tongue What is philosophy about and what are its methods Philosophy and Ordinary Language is a defence of the view that philosophy is largely about questions of language which to a large extent means ordina

  • Title: Philosophy and Ordinary Language: The Bent and Genius of Our Tongue
  • Author: Oswald Hanfling
  • ISBN: 9780415322775
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • What is philosophy about and what are its methods Philosophy and Ordinary Language is a defence of the view that philosophy is largely about questions of language, which to a large extent means ordinary language Some people argue that if philosophy is about ordinary language, then it is necessarily less deep and difficult than it is usually taken to be but Oswald HanflinWhat is philosophy about and what are its methods Philosophy and Ordinary Language is a defence of the view that philosophy is largely about questions of language, which to a large extent means ordinary language Some people argue that if philosophy is about ordinary language, then it is necessarily less deep and difficult than it is usually taken to be but Oswald Hanfling shows us that this isn t true.Hanfling, a leading expert in the development of analytic philosophy, covers a wide range of topics, including scepticism and the definition of knowledge, free will, empiricism, folk psychology, ordinary versus artificial logic, and philosophy versus science Drawing on philosophers such as Austin, Wittgenstein, and Quine, this book explores the nature of ordinary language in philosophy.

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    1. Hanfling defends a version of ordinary language philosophy (OLP) that is more radical than J.L. Austin's conception of "linguistic phenomenology" (a more or less canonical statement of what OLP is), which holds that by paying close attention to the meaning of certain words, we can "sharpen our perception ofe phenomena" those words are used to talk about, but which is not committed to the idea that the meaning of a word is the "final arbiter" of the phenomenon it picks out. In contrast to Austin' [...]

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