© Brian Haas 2016
This paper has the following structure: first, Paul Grice’s original account of non-natural meaning (in “Meaning”) is critically discussed; second, Stephen Neale’s analysis (in “Paul Grice and the Philosophy of Language”) is critically discussed; third, Kent Bach and Robert Harnish’s analysis of linguistic communication is critically discussed; lastly, due to considerations detailed in the previous section, doubts are raised about the viability of intentional based semantics. In discussing Neale and Bach and Harnish, two novel counter-examples are employed to show their analyses to be inadequate.
Haas, Brian (2016) "Critical Reflections on Intentions and Linguistic Communication," Res Cogitans: Vol. 7: Iss. 1, Article 9. http:dx.doi.org/10.7710/2155-4838.1149