H. Paul Grice’s Lecture Notes on Charles S. Peirce’s Theory of Signs

Ahti Veikko Pietarinen, Francesco Bellucci

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This document provides a transcription of a significant unpublished manuscript by Paul Grice on Charles Peirce's Theory of Signs, deposited in the H. Paul Grice Papers, BANC MSS 90/135, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Grice's notes concern the theory of signs, semeiotic, of the American logician, scientist and philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914). The material was probably intended as the text for lectures. The MS consists of 46 non-numbered sheets. The editors have prepared the transcription from a copy of the original manuscript located in the Bancroft Library.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-129
Number of pages48
JournalInternational Review of Pragmatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Linguistics and Language

User-Defined Keywords

  • Charles Sanders Peirce
  • H. Paul Grice
  • meaning
  • pragmatics
  • semiotics
  • theory of signs


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