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Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy

Sandra Laugier


Focused on clarity and logical argument, analytic philosophy has dominated the discipline in the United States, Australia, and Britain over the past one hundred years, and it is often seen as a unified, coherent, and inevitable advancement. This book questions this assumption, rethinking the very grounds that drove analytic philosophy to develop and uncovering its inherent tensions and confusions. Drawing on J. L. Austin and the later works of Ludwig Wittgenstein, it argues for the solution provided by ordinary language philosophy—a philosophy that trusts and utilizes the everyday use of langu ... More

Keywords: clarity, logical argument, analytic philosophy, J. L. Austin, ludwig wittgenstein, ordinary language, philosophy of language, united states, australia, britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226470542
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226037554.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra Laugier, author