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

First Known Use of ordinary-language philosophy

1957, in the meaning defined above

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