This work sets out Austin’s conclusions in the field to which he directed his main efforts for at least the last ten years of his life. Starting from an exhaustive. How to Do Things with Words Austin examines when a speech act is performative and not merely constative: when the ‘saying’ John Langshaw Austin. These talks became the classic How to Do Things with this second edition, the editors have returned to Austin’s original lecture notes, amending the .
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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and thibgs. Austin was one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century. The William James Lectures presented Austin’s conclusions in the field to which he directed his main efforts on a wide variety of philosophical problems. These talks became the classic How to Do Things with Words.
For this second edition, the editors have returned to Austin’s original lecture notes, amending the tings text where it seemed necessary.
Students will find the new text clearer, and, at the same time, more faithful to the actual lectures. An appendix contains literal transcriptions of a number of marginal notes made by Austin but not included in the text.
Comparison of the text with these annotations provides new dimensions to the study of Austin’s work. It’s worth noting the title is a pun. Austin examines when a speech act is performative and not merely constative: Austin was apparently bothered by the lack of attention given by philosophers or philologists to whether a “statement” describes truly or falsely, while grammarians point pangshaw that there are also Account Options Sign in.
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Austin was a British philosopher of language.