ordinary-language philosophy

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ordinary-language philosophy was in 1957

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“Ordinary-language philosophy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ordinary-language%20philosophy. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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