Reading List on “Linguistic Philosophy”?

I am putting together a reading list for a grad seminar next year on “Linguistic Philosophy“, also known as “Ordinary Language Philosophy“.

I am seeking suggestions for what to add/delete. I’d especially appreciate suggestions about what to include by Anscombe, who I know wrote some things in this vein — I don’t want an exclusively male list of authors if I can avoid it.

Anyway, here’s the first pass at the list. The themes are methodology, mind/knowledge and language. (Hence no selection by Hare.) Also, I’d really like the seminar to be useful to Linguistics grad students, not just to philosophers.

J.L. Austin (1946), “Other Minds”

—- (1950), “Truth”

—- (1956), “A Plea for Excuses”

—- (1956), “Ifs and Cans”

—- (1961), “Peformative Utterances”

Stanley Cavell (1958), “Must We Mean What We Say?”

G.E. Moore (1925), “A Defense of Common Sense”

— (1939), “Proof of An External World”

H. Paul Grice (1956), “In Defense of a Dogma” [With P.F. Strawson]

—- (1957), “Meaning”

—- (1961), “The Causal Theory of Perception”

—- (1975), “Prolegomena” and “Logic and Conversation”

Norman Malcolm  (1942). “Moore and Ordinary Language”

Gilbert Ryle (1932), “Systematically Misleading Expressions”

—- (1946), The Concept of Mind, Chs 1-2.

—- (1953), “Ordinary Language”

P.F. Strawson (1950) “On Referring”

—- (1950), “Truth”

—- (1953), “Particular and General”

—- (1964), “Intention and Convention in Speech Acts”

—- (1969), “Meaning and Truth”

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1958), Blue and Brown Books

—- (1969), On Certainty

Paul Ziff (1960), Semantic Analysis, Chs 1-2.


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