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This latter motive was strikingly at odds with some of the central tenets of OLP, with its insistence on attending to the particularities of usage rather than trying to reduce language to logic. In this, OLP corresponds to the ‘informalist’ position that Grice sets out near the start of his lectures. He paraphrases the informalist as claiming that: ‘The philosophical demand for an ideal language rests on certain assumptions that should not be conceded; these are, that the primary yardstick by which to judge the adequacy of a language is its ability to serve the needs of science, that an expression cannot be guaranteed as fully intelligible unless an explication or analysis of its meaning has been provided, and that every explication or analysis must take the form of a precise definition that is the expression or assertion of a logical equivalence’ (Grice 1975: 23).

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