[hist-analytic] Anscombe cited by Grice -- twice
Jlsperanza at aol.com
Jlsperanza at aol.com
Tue Jul 14 14:37:31 EDT 2009
We see the first cite (well, Grice 1971) is a terse footnote, "By
Professor Anscombe" relating to some 'vivid' example which Grice says _might_ have
been pursued by Anscombe.
The second, which I had read, but forgotten, is not much of a muchness or
nothing to write home about, but then I'm writing hist-analytic (just
joking). In fact, as I type this, I ask S. Bayne forebearance if that's the
word. He (Bayne) may find the quote even offensive. But on the merits of the
hist. of anal. philosphy, I add it.
It is on p. 42 of Chapman's book -- I had read it _a couple of times_ --.
She is discussing the chapter on 'post-war' Oxford (her book is
chronological). She writes, and I'll check the end-note before I post this:
"Many years later [than the 1940s -- JLS],
when Grice was thinking back to the days
of the Play Group, he jotted down a list
of Oxford philosophers of the time. Interestingly,
he divides his list into _three_ categories:
'yes' (Austin, Grice, Hampshire, Strawson, Warnock ...)
'no' (Anscombe, Dummett, Murdoch ...
'overage' (Ryle, Hardie ...)" (p. 42)
"Notes for Ox Phil 1948-1970, APA,
H. P. Grice Papers, BANC MSS 09/135c, the
Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley."
-- I wrote marginally for the 'overage': Wood, Cox, Mabbott
for the 'yes' I added Urmson, Pears, Thomson, Hare.
I realise this is in rather bad taste -- to supply a 'no' on a list
promoted by an author who is engaged in a bio of Anscombe --, so take it lightly!
Why would he write 'no'?
Of course, it's jocular: Dummett, for example, Grice does quote,
extensively in "Indicative Conditionals" for what I refer. And Murdoch I think
collaborated to the "The Nature of Metaphycis" that Grice also collaborated.
--- In any case, a sort of erratum for Chapman -- is that Anscombe, while
cited in her book
(p. 42) is not credited in the name-index.
Things like these make you wonder about unpublicatons; I mean, they are
lovely -- but surely to be taken with a pinch of salt and morality. It's not
like Grice cites Anscombe _TWICE_: it's ONCE in "Intention and Uncertainty"
This second 'cite' is frivolous and not meant for publication --. In any
case, it is a pointer. I recall when researching for Grice I would list
loads of books with the comment: "Grice not cited", "Grice not listed", "no
mention of Grice". This sounded _positive_ to me!
So ditto, the fact that he has ""no" (Anscombe)" should prove of some
---- I was also reading that indeed in those days 'women' were not
accepted in (some) colleges, so there was no way Anscombe could have joined, I
would think, the Play Group. In fact Mrs. Grice and his daughter confided in
Chapman that THEY felt pretty much outsiders when not allowed at St. John's
(Grice's collage) even for refreshment on 'open days' or something like
J. L. Speranza
**************An Excellent Credit Score is 750. See Yours in Just 2 Easy
More information about the hist-analytic