How to Do Things with Words : The William James Lectures Delivered in Harvard University in 1955, Paperback Book

How to Do Things with Words : The William James Lectures Delivered in Harvard University in 1955 Paperback

Edited by J. O. Urmson, Marina Sbisa

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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 examination of his already well-known distinction between performative utterances and statements, Austin here finally abandons that distinction, replacing it with a more general theory of 'illocutionary forces' of utterances which has important bearings on a wide variety of philosophical problems.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Philosophy of language
  • ISBN: 9780192812056

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