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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Figurative uses of 'phren' and Grice's aspects of reasoning


While people speak of schizophrenia, after reading Grice's Aspects of Reasoning, and being aware of his theory of conversational implicature, we should popularise the term of more obscure coinage:


is a disorder characterized especially by incoherence, delusions lacking an underlying theme, and affect that is usually flat, inappropriate, or silly.

"Silly," as defined by Grice, of course!

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