How to Do Things with Words: The William James Lectures Delivered in Harvard University in 1955 (Oxford Paperbacks)

How to Do Things with Words: The William James Lectures Delivered in Harvard University in 1955 (Oxford Paperbacks)

J. L. Austin


This paintings units out Austin's conclusions within the box to which he directed his major efforts for no less than the final ten years of his existence. ranging from an exhaustive exam of his already famous contrast among performative utterances and statements, Austin right here ultimately abandons that contrast, changing it with a extra basic thought of 'illocutionary forces' of utterances which has vital bearings on a large choice of philosophical difficulties.

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