Investigative Ordinary Language Philosophy

Philosophical Investigations 45 (4):453-470 (2022)
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In this paper, we explicate the method of Investigative Ordinary Language Philosophy (IOLP). The term was coined by John Cook to describe the unique philosophical approach of Frank Ebersole. We argue that (i) IOLP is an overlooked yet valuable philosophical method grounded in our everyday experiences and concerns; and (ii) as such, Frank Ebersole is an important but neglected figure in the history of ordinary language philosophy.



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Phil Hutchinson
Manchester Metropolitan University
Doug Hardman
Bournemouth University

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