The Philosophy of J. L. Austin

Hardcover | January 1, 2012

EditorMartin Gustafsson, Richard Sorli

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These new essays on J. L. Austin's philosophy constitute the first major study of his thought in decades. Eight leading philosophers join together to present a fresh evaluation of his distinctive work, showing how it can be brought to bear on issues at the top of today's philosophical agenda,such as scepticism and contextualism, the epistemology of testimony, the generality of the conceptual, and the viability of the semantics/pragmatics distinction. The contributors offer in-depth interpretations of Austin's views and demonstrate why his work deserves a more central place in mainstreamphilosophical discussion than it currently has. The volumes also contains a substantial introduction that situates Austin's thought in its original intellectual milieu and provides an overview of the many different ways in which his ideas have influenced later developments, in philosophy andelsewhere.

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These new essays on J. L. Austin's philosophy constitute the first major study of his thought in decades. Eight leading philosophers join together to present a fresh evaluation of his distinctive work, showing how it can be brought to bear on issues at the top of today's philosophical agenda,such as scepticism and contextualism, the ep...

Martin Gustafsson is Professor of Philosophy at Abo Akademi University, Finland. His chief research interests are in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of action, philosophical methodology, and the history of analytic philosophy. He has published papers on Austin, Cavell, Davidson, Hacking, McDowell, Quine, Rawls, Wittgenstein...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Martin Gustafsson: Introduction: Inheriting Austin2. Simon Glendinning: Unmasking the Tradition3. Mark Kaplan: Tales of the Unknown: Austin and the Argument from Ignorance4. Adam Leite: Austin, Dreams, and Scepticism5. Benjamin McMyler: Believing what the Man Says about his own Feelings6. Avner Baz: Knowing Knowing (that Such and Such)7. Charles Travis: Truth and Merit8. Jean-Philippe Narboux: 'There's Many a Slip between Cup and Lip': Dimension and Negation in Austin