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Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy

  • Alessandro Capone
  • Franco Lo Piparo
  • Marco Carapezza

Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Margaret Gilbert, Maura Priest
    Pages 1-34
  3. Martin Montminy
    Pages 35-52
  4. András Kertész, Ferenc Kiefer
    Pages 53-86
  5. Michael Devitt
    Pages 87-112
  6. Steven Gross
    Pages 113-132
  7. Michael Haugh
    Pages 133-151
  8. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 153-188
  9. Claudia Bianchi
    Pages 189-201
  10. Fabrizio Macagno, Douglas Walton
    Pages 203-225
  11. Marina Sbisà
    Pages 227-244
  12. Paolo Leonardi
    Pages 277-290
  13. Kepa Korta, John Perry
    Pages 291-302
  14. Nellie Wieland
    Pages 389-411

About this book


This book is about the pragmatics of language and it illustrates how pragmatics transcends the boundaries of linguistics. This volume covers Gricean pragmatics as well as topics including: conversation and collective belief, the norm of assertion, speech acts, what a context is, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics and implicature and explicature, pragmatics and epistemology, the pragmatics of belief, quotation, negation, implicature and argumentation theory,  Habermas’ Universal Pragmatics, Dascal’s theory of the dialectical self, theories and theoretical discussions on the nature of pragmatics from a philosophical point of view.

Conversational implicatures are generally meaning augmentations on top of explicatures, whilst explicatures figure prominently in what is said. Discussions in this work reveal their characteristics and tensions within current theories relating to explicatures and implicatures. Authors show that explicatures and implicatures are calculable and not (directly) tied to conventional meaning.

Pragmatics has a role to play in dealing with philosophical problems and this volume presents research that defines boundaries and gives a stable picture of pragmatics and philosophy. World renowned academic experts in philosophy and pragmalinguistics ask important theoretical questions and interact in a way that can be easily grasped by those from disciplines other than philosophy, such as anthropology, literary theory and law.

A second volume in this series is also available, which covers the perspective of linguists who have been influenced by philosophy.


Gricean pragmatics Pragmatics of Language collective belief implicature and explicature theories pragmalinguistics semantics and pragmatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Capone
    • 1
  • Franco Lo Piparo
    • 2
  • Marco Carapezza
    • 3
  1. 1.Barcellona PG MEItaly
  2. 2.University of PalermoPalermoItaly
  3. 3.University of PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy
  • Editors Alessandro Capone
    Franco Lo Piparo
    Marco Carapezza
  • Series Title Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-01010-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37688-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-01011-3
  • Series ISSN 2214-3807
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-3815
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXI, 647
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy, general
    Linguistics, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy, has adopted a philosophical focus to address issues within pragmatics that have a bearing on the philosophy of language. … a useful guide for the less-experienced general audience that wants to know a lot more about pragmatics; the theoretical questions raised by contributing authors, on the other hand, function as points of departure for professional researchers who are interested in exploring new (theoretical) frontiers in pragmatics as a still-young field of inquiry.” (Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan, Intercultural Pragmatics, Vol. 11 (2), 2014)