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Paul Grice

1913 - 1988

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Herbert Paul Grice (13 March 1913 – 28 August 1988), usually publishing under the name H. P. Grice, H. Paul Grice, or Paul Grice, was a British philosopher of language. He is best known for his theory of implicature and the cooperative principle (with its namesake Gricean maxims), which became foundational concepts in the linguistic field of pragmatics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Grice has received more than 461,948 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Paul Grice is the 410th most popular philosopher (down from 389th in 2019), the 822nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 762nd in 2019) and the 26th most popular British Philosopher.

Paul Grice is most famous for his four maxims of conversation. These are: 1) Be clear, 2) Be brief, 3) Be orderly, and 4) Be relevant.

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Among philosophers, Paul Grice ranks 410 out of 1,081Before him are Nasir Khusraw, Francis Hutcheson, Jyotirao Phule, Ágnes Heller, Étienne Cabet, and Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach. After him are Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Linji Yixuan, Ban Zhao, Boetius of Dacia, Alain de Lille, and Henri-Frédéric Amiel.

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Among people born in 1913, Paul Grice ranks 55Before him are Muddy Waters, Aimé Césaire, Vinicius de Moraes, Mary Ainsworth, Richard Stone, and Stanley Kramer. After him are Gerda Christian, Irwin Shaw, Sergey Mikhalkov, Xi Zhongxun, Otto Wichterle, and Jan Kubiš. Among people deceased in 1988, Paul Grice ranks 26Before him are Felix Wankel, John Holmes, Clifford D. Simak, Luis Barragán, André Frédéric Cournand, and Tibor Sekelj. After him are Klaus Fuchs, Muzafer Sherif, Franz Josef Strauss, Farida of Egypt, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Raj Kapoor.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul Grice ranks 822 out of 7,765Before him are Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Rex Harrison (1908), Leonora Carrington (1917), Philip Noel-Baker (1889), Mary Kingsley (1862), and Denis Thatcher (1915). After him are Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508), Charlotte Cooper (1870), Malcolm III of Scotland (1031), Mary Mallon (1869), W. O. Bentley (1888), and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Paul Grice ranks 26Before him are A. S. Neill (1883), E. H. Carr (1892), J. L. Austin (1911), H. L. A. Hart (1907), John of Salisbury (1110), and Francis Hutcheson (1694). After him are Alan Watts (1915), Adam Ferguson (1723), Roger Scruton (1944), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), A. J. Ayer (1910), and Harriet Taylor Mill (1807).