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Foundations Shaken but Not Stirred

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the advent of logical positivism, the development of conceptual analysis, ordinary language philosophy, the so‐called death of political theory, the impact of linguistic philosophy and the ... More


Introduction: Inheriting Austin

Martin Gustafsson

in The Philosophy of J. L. Austin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199219759
eISBN:
9780191730818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219759.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This introduction describes the background and legacy of Austin’s thought, going beyond the standard picture of him as an effectively obsolete ‘doyen of ordinary language philosophy’. It situates ... More


The Philosophy of J. L. Austin

Martin Gustafsson and Richard Sørli (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199219759
eISBN:
9780191730818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219759.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This is the first collection of essays on J. L. Austin’s philosophy published by a major Anglophone press in nearly forty years. Rejecting the standard picture of him as an effectively obsolete ... More


Philosophical Papers

J. L. Austin

J. O. Urmson and G. J. Warnock (eds)

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780192830210
eISBN:
9780191597039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019283021X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This text collects all Austin’s published articles plus a new one, ch. 13, hitherto unpublished. The analysis of the ordinary language to clarify philosophical questions is the common element of the ... More


The False Prison Volume One

David Pears

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247708
eISBN:
9780191598203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the first of David Pears's acclaimed two‐volume work on the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy, covering the pre‐1929 writings. Part I of the first volume consists in a brief but ... More


Tales of the Unknown: Austin and the Argument from Ignorance1

Mark Kaplan

in The Philosophy of J. L. Austin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199219759
eISBN:
9780191730818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219759.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Suppose you want to question my claim to know that the bird in my garden is a goldfinch. Austin held that you cannot legitimately demand that I do more than ‘enough to show that (within reason, and ... More


Mind, Brain, and the Unconscious

Michael Moore

in Placing Blame: A Theory of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599493
eISBN:
9780191594649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599493.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter explores the general nature of mental states such as belief, desire, and intentions, and their relation to brain states It does this through an extended analysis of the Freudian theory of ... More


Ordinary Language and Philosophical Conversion

Andrew Norris

in Becoming Who We Are: Politics and Practical Philosophy in the Work of Stanley Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190673949
eISBN:
9780190673970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190673949.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter evaluates Cavell’s reception of Austin’s ordinary language philosophy, showing it to be more critical than it has been understood to be. For Austin, the ordinary language philosopher ... More


Freedom

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter describes a method of doing philosophy, the method of “ordinary language” philosophy, or more appropriately, “piecemeal philosophical engineering.” It then applies this method to three ... More


A Plea for Excuses 1

J. L. Austin, J. O. Urmson, and G. J. Warnock

in Philosophical Papers

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780192830210
eISBN:
9780191597039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019283021X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

On the meta-level, ‘A Plea for Excuses’, sometimes regarded as the manifesto of ordinary language philosophy, illustrates Austin’s method of approaching philosophical issues, by patiently analysing ... More


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