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Finding Aid to the H. Paul Grice Papers, 1947-1989, bulk 1960-1989
BANC MSS 90/135  
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  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: H. Paul Grice papers
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1989,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1960-1989
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 90/135
    Creator : Grice, H. P. (H. Paul)
    Extent: Number of containers: 10 cartons Linear feet: 12.5
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The H. Paul. Grice Papers (1947-1989) consist of publications, unpublished works, and correspondence from the notable English philosopher of language H. Paul Grice, during his years as Professor Emeritus at Oxford until 1967 and the University of California, Berkeley until his death in 1988. Also included are extensive notes and research Grice conducted on theories of language semantics and theories of reason, trust, and value. His most popular lectures, including the John Locke lectures, William James lectures, Carus lectures, Urbana lectures, and Kant lectures are all documented as drafts and finalized forms of transcripts and audio files within the collection.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], H. Paul Grice Papers, BANC MSS 90/135, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Grice, H. P. (H. Paul)--Archives
    Language and languages--Philosophy
    Metaphysics
    Philosophy of mind
    Faculty papers.
    Manuscripts for publication.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The H. Paul Grice papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Kathleen Grice on March 9, 1990

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2009-2010.

    Biographical Information

    Herbert Paul Grice, born in 1913 in Birmingham, England, obtained his degree at Corpus Christi College in Oxford, where he returned to teach until 1967 after providing teaching services at a public school in Rossall. In 1967, H.P. Grice moved to California, becoming a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley where he remained until his death in 1988. His long list of contributions during his teaching career include the William James Lectures from 1967-1968, his publication of "Utterer's Meaning, Sentence-Meaning, and Word-Meaning," from 1968-1969, his Urbana lectures presented in 1970, "Logic and Conversation," published in 1975, Kant lectures delivered in 1978-1977, John Locke lectures presented in 1978-1979, and Carus lectures presented in 1983. Grice's publications and lectures are compilations of his extensive research performed in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, Aristotelian philosophy, philosophy of mind, and ethics. Grice is also attributed with coining the word "implicature" in 1968 to describe speakers, and for defining his own paradox known as "Grice's paradox," introduced in Grice's "Studies in the Way of Words," (1989) a volume of all his publications and writings.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The H.P. Grice Papers (1947-1989) consists of publications, unpublished works, and correspondence from the notable English philosopher of language H. Paul Grice during his years as Professor Emeritus at Oxford until 1967 and University of California, Berkeley until his death in 1988. Also included are extensive notes and research, some in the form of audio files, Grice conducted on his theories of language semantics and theories of reason, trust, and value. His most popular lectures, including the John Locke lectures, William James lectures, Carus lectures, Urbana lectures, and Kant lectures are all documented as drafts and finalized forms of transcripts and audio files within the collection. Also included in the H.P. Grice collection is Grice's research on Aristotelian philosophy with Judith Baker and metaphysics with George Myro, his other research focusing on the philosophy of the mind with such subjects as perception. Also included is documentation of Grice's involvement with the American Psychological Association (APA) during his professorship at UC Berkeley.