When Words Are Called For: A Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy

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A new form of philosophizing known as ordinary language philosophy took root in England after the Second World War, promising a fresh start and a way out of long-standing dead-end philosophical debates. Pioneered by Wittgenstein, Austin, and others, OLP is now widely rumored, within mainstream analytic philosophy, to have been seriously discredited, and consequently its perspective is ignored. Avner Baz begs to differ. In When Words Are Called For, he shows how the prevailing arguments against OLP collapse under close ...

When Words Are Called For: A Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy 2012, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674055223

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