Doing philosophy with words [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Studies 135 (3):429 - 437 (2007)
This paper discusses the coverage of ordinary language philosophy in Scott Soames' Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century. After praising the book's virtues, I raise three points where I dissent from Soames' take on the history. First, I suggest that there is more to ordinary language philosophy than the rather implausible version of it that Soames sees to have been destroyed by Grice. Second, I argue that confusions between analyticity, necessity and priority are less important to the ordinary language period than Soames takes them to be. Finally, I claim that Soames' criticisms of Ryle turn in part on attributing reductionist positions to Ryle that Ryle did not hold.
|Keywords||Wittgenstein Ryle Austin Grice Ordinary language philosophy Synthetic a priori|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Gilbert Ryle (1949/2002). The Concept of Mind. Hutchinson and Co.
Frank Jackson (1998). From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis. Oxford University Press.
John McDowell (1994). Mind and World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Bill Brewer (1999/2002). Perception and Reason. Oxford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Sally Parker Ryan (2010). Reconsidering Ordinary Language Philosophy: Malcolm’s (Moore’s) Ordinary Language Argument. Essays in Philosophy 11 (2):123-149.
Christopher Pincock, Comments on Scott Soames, Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century, Volume I.
Jussi Haukioja (2002). Soames and Zalabardo on Kripke's Wittgenstein. Grazer Philosophische Studien 64 (1):157-73.
Michael Kremer (2008). Soames on Russell's Logic: A Reply. Philosophical Studies 139 (2):209 - 212.
Alex Byrne (2007). Soames on Quine and Davidson. Philosophical Studies 135 (3):439-449.
Brian Weatherson (2007). Review: Doing Philosophy with Words. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 135 (3):429 - 437.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads67 ( #60,146 of 1,789,933 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #139,882 of 1,789,933 )
How can I increase my downloads?