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Is Grice the greatest philosopher that ever lived?

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Grice: Adjectival Steps


Grice was fascinated by adjectives. His examples don't proliferate, though!

-- The dog is shaggy

was his example.

He chose 'shaggy' after that idiom, 'a shaggy-dog story'.

He formulates adjectives in "Way of Words" as "beta". Thus, "The dog is shaggy" becomes, rightly,

"The alpha is beta".

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