Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy

2015.01.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sandra Laugier, Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy, Daniela Ginsburg (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2013, 147pp.,
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2015.01.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sandra Laugier, Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy, Daniela Ginsburg (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2013, 147pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226470542. Reviewed by Julia Tanney, University of Kent Originally published by Vrin in 2000 under the title Du réel à l'ordinaire: Quelle philosophie du langage aujourd'hui?, this timely English translation joins a welcome list of recent attempts to insist that the neglected insights of Austin, Wittgenstein, and other so-called 'ordinary language philosophers' have a rightful place in the current debate among philosophers of the 'analytic' or 'Anglo-Saxon' tradition. Sandra Laugier covers a wealth of authors, focusing in the end on what can be elicited from the practice of ordinary language philosophy. But what to my mind is particularly special about Laugier's approach (upon which this review will focus) is that she begins with Quine -- the erstwhile. . .

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