Sunday, February 04, 2007

I'm just saying

There is an invalid step in this dialogue somewhere.

Willard: Look, p. I'm just saying.
Donald: Ah, but on a Gricean analysis, saying is a kind of non-natural meaning. So by just saying, you are just meaning in the sense of speaker meaning. Therefore you meant p. I take offense at that.
Willard: Oh no, you have foiled my attempt to evade commitment to p! You've bested me again Donald.

In Russell's work, Russell's paradox is called "the Paradox." By parity of reasoning, in Hawaii, Hawaiian pizza is called "Pizza."

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