J.L. Austin on Language

  • Brian Garvey

Part of the Philosophers in Depth book series (PID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Recollections of J.L. Austin

    1. John R. Searle
      Pages 1-10
  3. Speech-Act Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Marina Sbisà
      Pages 13-31
    3. Joe Friggieri
      Pages 50-69
    4. Tom Grimwood, Paul K. Miller
      Pages 70-85
  4. Ordinary Language and Philosophical Method

  5. Language, Perception and Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Paul F. Snowdon
      Pages 161-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-241

About this book


Looking at the work of J.L. Austin, who subjected language to a close and intense analysis, this book deals with his examination of the various things we do with words, and with the philosophical insights he believed could be gained by closely examining the uses of words by non-philosophers.


J.L. Austin Speech acts Ordinary language philosophy linguistics sense-data philosophy of perception John Searle twentieth-century philosophy British philosophy concept dance intention John Rogers Searle knowledge language logical positivism metaphor nature perception phenomenology philosophy subject

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Garvey
    • 1
  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityUK

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