[lit-ideas] Re: Ungriceful Grice

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  • Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:17:41 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 10/23/2013 1:47:30 P.M.  Eastern Daylight Time, 
donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>"[Popper] is  capable of combining high moral seriousness with impopper 
humour: not many  philosophers would devote a footnote entirely to the 
following: fn.8 to "The  Autonomy of Sociology" - "I wish to apologize to the 
Kantians for mentioning  them in the same breath as the Hegelians""  

As McEvoy notes in his commentary, the 'combine' allows for Popper being,  
on occasion 'impopper'.
Mutatis mutandis, Grice could be griceless, on occasion.
Notably G. R. Grice, the UEA/Norwich, philosopher.

The Grounds of Moral Judgment Hardcover – January 1, 1967 
by Geoffrey Russell Grice (Author)   
Product Details
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (1967)

--- R. Paul writes:

"The citation Omar provided is from the Philosophical Lexicon, a  
compilation of word play and puns based on philosophers' names and  
ideas. Its origin lies in some irrelevant and irreverent thoughts that  
came to Daniel Dennett, as he was preparing some lecture notes, in the  
fall of 1969."
"Many of the original entries have disappeared, along with their  
subjects' philosophical popularity, and new entries added. The Lexicon  
originally circulated on mimeographed pages. Now its at
"Here's the original entry on Popper, and a couple more."
*grice, n. Conceptual intricacy. "His examination of Hume is  
distinguished by erudition and grice." Hence, griceful, adj. and  
griceless, adj. "An obvious and griceless polemic." pl. grouse: A  
multiplicity of grice, fragmenting into great details, often in reply to  
an original grice note.

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