Paul Grice

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Date of Birth March 13, 1913
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Aug 28, 1988 (75)
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Paul Grice

Herbert Paul Grice, usually publishing under the name H. P. Grice, H. Paul Grice, or Paul Grice, was a British philosopher of language, whose work on meaning has influenced the philosophical study of semantics. He is known for his theory of implicature.

Born: Mar 13, 1913, Birmingham, England, UK
Died: Aug 28, 1988, Berkeley, California, U.S.
Alma mater: Corpus Christi College, Oxford

About Paul Grice

Popular for his work on the nature of meaning, which greatly influenced semantics, and his theory of implicature.

Before Fame

He studied at Corpus Christi College, followed by a short teaching stint at Rossall School. He eventually relocated to the United States in 1967 to teach at the University of California, Berkeley.


He espoused the Cooperative Principle and the Maxims of Conversation in his development of conversational implicature.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife. The family settled in Beverly Hills.


He frequently lectured on William James.

Information related to Paul Grice

  • Communication theorists
  • Philosophers of language
  • British philosophers
  • Analytic philosophers
  • Alumni of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
  • People educated at Clifton College
  • British emigrants to the United States
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