[hist-analytic] A Grice Chronology
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Wed May 11 19:05:29 EDT 2011
Or rather, "Analytic Philosophy: a 20th century chronology".
Revising some dates as I read Aune's autobiography at
I offer below some dates for the Grice-segment towards a chronology, say,
of 20th. century analytic philosophy.
The thing, which _sounds_ easy enough, is not perhaps THAT complicated.
Grice was born in 1913 and died in 1988. So, in what follows below, no date
can be LATER than 1988. But some items in "The Grice Collection" are NOT
dated. Rather than write, "non-dated", as I should, I have them ALL as being
1988 -- the last year of Grice's life which momentarily becomes his most
prolific. But I know I COULD do better than that.
It is customary to have collaborations AFTER listing anyone's publications.
And what's more, the listing for collaborations should be in alphabetical
order of surname of collaborator. That means
--- and Judith Baker.
--- and P. F. Strawson
and so on.
Again, in some cases, these are nondated, which I also have them then as
------- As we read the Grice segment in Aune's narrative, say, the emphasis
then should be, for example, in Grice's 1950s and 1960s publications.
Especially the latter: 1960s. We see then that he has his 1961 "Causal theory
of perception" and a few items which he did publish -- like the 1962 "Some
remarks about the senses" in Butler's "Analytic Philosophy". Then there are
the items which Grice dated for the 1989 reprint of Way of Words. E.g. 1966
Grice gives as the date for "Descartes on clear and distinct perception".
Finally, we have other early 1960s material which we can date, such as his
1963 "Lectures on trying" at Brandeis, or Oxford 1961 "Lectures on
negation" and the 1964 "Logic and conversation: the Oxford lectures" which predate
the better known "William James" set.
I have tried to keep editorials to the minimum, so that one can browse
visually the years. But sometimes editorial is sort of needed. E.g. an
interesting item being -- "and P. F. Strawson and D. F. Pears. Metaphysics" in D.
F. Pears, ed. The nature of metaphysics. London, Macmillan, 1957.
The tasks are various, but I won't disclose them right now!
There is a line just before Grice's "Aristotle and multiplicity of being".
This came out in 1988 for the Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. Yet... if
one reads, then, Grice (1988), with Grice dying in Aug. 1988, one may think
that this is just something he submitted himself. But an inspection of the
publication shows that it was actually 'edited' (rather than 'submitted' --
I'll have to recheck this) by B. Loar. In this respect, it contrasts with
Grice (1988), "Metaphysics, Philosophical Eschatology and Plato's Republic".
This Grice has 1988. But who has that? When I say, "Grice has that as
1988" I mean Grice 1989 -- Studies in the Way of Words. But Grice died in Aug.
1988. Yet, in the Table of Contents to Grice 1988, the date is for example
given for the "Retrospective Epilogue" as being 1987 and "Metaphysics,
philosophical eschatology and Plato's republic" as being 1988. We can assume
that no editorship other than Grice was involved in the provision of those
dates. And so on.
When I mention 'editing task', there are various considerations. Some may
think that if anything is going to be reprinted, it should be those items
which Grice published (or got published) during his lifetime, but were never
collected, starting perhaps with "Vacuous Names" (in Davidson/Hintikka),
through "Intention and Uncertainty" (Proc. Brit. Acad. 1971) to "Actions and
Events" (1986) and his collaboration with Baker ("Davidson on weakness of
the will"). Something like that was exactly what Urmson and Warnock had to
deal with when preparing Austin's "Philosophical Papers" which they kept
enlarging to cover some of Austin's unpublished stuff, later on, like his
lectures on Plato's Cave. Most of the work should come from the Bancroft
Library itself, though, who owns the collection. And so on.
Personally, I always love a cross-reference. Aune mentions the impression
Kneale had on him. It is interesting to know (or 'happen to know', if you
must) that Grice refers to Kneale's work on induction at a rather crucial
point in Grice's arguments, when dealing with 'what there is'. He finds that a
treatment of some higher-order property is necessitated by Kneale's laws,
and so on. So, to all the editorial work, it's the indexing (name-index --
never really mind 'subject-index') that comes with it.
There's a bit to do with transcribing lectures, too, which are still in
tape form in the Grice Collection -- which merits the name of "Collection",
then, rather than plain "Papers". And so on.
J. L. Speranza
Grice, H. P. 1938. Negation and privation. The Grice Collection, Bancroft
--. 1941. Personal identity. Mind. repr. Perry.
--. 1946. Common sense and scepticism. Repr. WoW
--. 1967. Lectures on Peirce's general theory of signs. Grice Collection.
--. 1948. Meaning. Repr. WoW
--. 1949. Dispositions and intentions. Grice Collection.
--. 1953. Moore and Philosopher's Paradoxes. Repr. WoW
--. 1958. Postwar Oxford philosophy. Repr. WoW
--. 1961. Causal theory of perception. PAS. Repr. WoW
--. 1962. Some remarks about the senses. In Butler. Repr. WoW
--. 1963. Lectures on negation.
--. 1963. Lectures on trying, Brandeis.
--. 1964. Logic and conversation: The Oxford lectures. The Grice
--. 1966. Descartes on clear and distinct perception. In WoW
--. 1966. Reasons. The Grice collection.
--. 1966. Reference.
--. 1967. Logic and Conversation: the William James lectures.
--. 1969. Vacuous names. In Davidson/Hintikka.
--. 1970. Presupposition and conversatinal implicature. In WoW
--. 1971. Intention and convention. PBA.
--. 1971. Modality, probability, and desirability. The Grice Collection.
--. 1975. Method in philosophical psychology. Repr. 1991.
--. 1976. Meaning revisited. In WoW
--. 1977. Aspects of reason. Repr. 2001.
--. 1977. Davidson on intending.
--. 1978. Freedom and Morality in Kant's Foundations. Grice Collection.
--. 1985. Prejudices and predilections which become Life and Opinions of
--. 1986. Actions and events. PPQ
--. 1986. Reply to Richards. In Grandy/Warner.
--. 1987. Conceptual analysis and the province of philosophy. In WoW
--. 1987. Retrospective epilogue.
--. 1988. Metaphysics, philosophical eschatology, and Plato's republic.
--. 1988. Reply to Anscombe.
--. 1988. Can I have a pain in my tail?
--. 1988. Philosophy and ordinary language. Grice Collection.
--. 1988. Visa.
--. 1988. Reference and presupposition.
--. 1988. Language and reality.
--. 1988. Knowledge and belief.
--. 1988. Practical reason.
--. 1988. Vulgar and learned
--. 1988. Aristotle on the multiplicity of being. PPQ
--. 1989. Studies in the way of words. Harvard.
--. 1991. The conception of value. Clarendon.
--. 2001. Aspects of reason. Clarendon.
-- and P. F. Strawson. 1956. In defense of a dogma. Repr. WoW.
-- and P. F. Strawson. 1958. Categories. The Grice collection.
-- and P. F. Strawson and D. F. Pears. 1957. Metaphysics, In Pears.
-- and J. Baker. Davidson on weakness of of the will. In Hintikka/Vermazen.
--------. Reflections on morals.
--------. Notes with Judith Baker.
-- and J. Haugeland. Hume's vagaries on personal identity.
-- and G. J. Warnock. Visa.
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