Precis 5 - Alex Sandlin Precis #5 In Paul Grice's Logic and...

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Alex Sandlin Precis #5 In Paul Grice’s Logic and Conversation piece, Grice focuses on the way in which people behave through conversational implicatures. That is, when a speaker and hearer are present and the speaker verbally converses a statement, the hearer can determine what the statement means by the way in which it was spoken instead of what might have truly been said. Grice’s statement of such an observation leads him into the Cooperative Principle. This principle is broken down into four main categories in order to recognize the different types of conversational patterns that occur. And through this principle, Grice is able to more specifically explain how the hearer interprets what the speaker says. The Cooperative Principle can be defined as a rule that speakers and hearers accept in language in which they make contributions to that conversation in order to further the purpose of that conversation. In Grice’s explanations, the speaker is asserted to hold this cooperative
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Heathwood, during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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Precis 5 - Alex Sandlin Precis #5 In Paul Grice's Logic and...

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