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In this book, W. Taken as a unit, these lectures fill an important gap in our understanding of his philosophical development from his work The Roots of Reference to his later work.
The first lectures which were substantially in the form here presented were those which he gave in Oxford in Trinity Term, , under the general title 'Problems in Philosophy'. He first used the title 'Sense and Sensibilia' in Trinity Sense and Sensibilia Term of the following year, and this was the title that he subsequently retained. In this case, as in others, Austin repeatedly revised J. Some undated and very fragmentary notes survive which are presumably those that he used in Another set of notes was prepared in , and yet another in
Austin and Ayer and the role of language in philosophy. Austin and A. Ayer, and in so doing consider the relevance of a linguistic investigation for philosophy. The argument from illusion is a traditional philosophical argument whereby incidents of non-veridical perception, e. In ARS, Ayer replies that the argument is essentially philosophical because it is logical and not factual: it shows that the truth of a material object statement is never entailed by the truth of the experiential statement upon which it is based.
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He made a number of contributions in various areas of philosophy, including important work on knowledge, perception, action, freedom, truth, language, and the use of language in speech acts. Distinctions that Austin draws in his work on speech acts—in particular his distinction between locutionary, illocutionary, and perlocutionary acts—have assumed something like canonical status in more recent work. Hinton, M. His work on truth has played an important role in recent discussions of the extent to which sentence meaning can be accounted for in terms of truth-conditions. Austin took up a scholarship in Classics at Shrewsbury School in , and, in , went on to study Classics at Balliol College, Oxford. He undertook his first teaching position in , as fellow and tutor at Magdalen College, Oxford. His more contemporary influences included especially G.
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