ordinary-language philosophy

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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

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Ordinary-language philosophy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ordinary-language%20philosophy. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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