Thursday, February 19, 2009

Grice, Austin, Witters, Moore

In Siobhan Chapman's Paul Grice: Philosopher and Linguist, he cites J.L. Austin's quote "Some like Witters, but Moore's my man". (Though it has been circulating around Chicago's philosophy department for a long time as the superior "Everyone's wild about Witters...".) It occurs on p. 51 of Grice's "Reply to Richards", in Grandy and Warner, eds., Philosophical Grounds of Rationality: Intention, Categories, Ends:



Chapman also points out that the title of the book where the passage occurs is an acrostic that reads P GRICE.

2 comments:

J. L. Speranza said...

Interesting to get the context too:

Grice is criticising Austin for having Moore at his man!

JLS

J. L. Speranza said...

Interesting to get the context too:

Grice is criticising Austin for having Moore at his man!

JLS