ordinary-language philosophy


ordinary–language philosophy

noun

Definition of ORDINARY-LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY

:  a trend in philosophical analysis that seeks to resolve philosophical perplexity by revealing sources of puzzlement in the misunderstanding of ordinary language

First Known Use of ORDINARY-LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY

1957

ordinary–language philosophy

noun

Full Definition of ORDINARY-LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY

:  a trend in philosophical analysis that seeks to resolve philosophical perplexity by revealing sources of puzzlement in the misunderstanding of ordinary language <Although the two major schools of mid-20th century philosophy—logical empiricism and —were preoccupied with problems of language, they paid scant attention to structural linguistics. — Frederick J. Newmeyer, Language, March 1986>

First Known Use of ORDINARY-LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY

1964

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