Paul Grice

Siobhan Chapman (University of Liverpool)
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Herbert Paul Grice is generally known for just two short articles: “Meaning”, in which he presents an account of linguistic meaning based on the psychological notion of intention, and “Logic and Conversation”, in which he distinguishes systematically between sentence meaning and speaker meaning by introducing the concept of “conversational implicature”. However, these two articles form only a fraction of a large and diverse body of philosophical writing, much of which was still unpublished at the time of his death. (Note that Grice always preferred his middle name: some of his early articles appear under the name “H. P. Grice”, but in later life he was universally known, and published, as &…

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Citation: Chapman, Siobhan. "Paul Grice". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 October 2003; last revised 21 June 2021. [, accessed 28 May 2023.]

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