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Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy

Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy (Hardback)

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Sandra Laugier has long been a key liaison between American and European philosophical thought, responsible for bringing American philosophers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Stanley Cavell to French readers - but until now her books have never been published in English. "Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy" rights that wrong with a topic perfect for English-language readers: the idea of analytic philosophy. 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. Laugier 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, she argues for the solution provided by ordinary language philosophy - a philosophy that trusts and utilizes the everyday use of language and the clarity of meaning it provides - and in doing so offers a major contribution to the philosophy of language and twentieth- and twenty-first-century philosophy as a whole.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 14/06/2013 ISBN-13: 9780226470542  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sandra Laugier is professor of philosophy at University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and a senior fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France. She is the author or editor of many books in French and several articles and chapters in English. Daniela Ginsburg is a freelance translator. She cotranslated Knowledge of Life by Georges Canguilhem.

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