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Lecture II

J. L. Austin

in How To Do Things With Words: The William James Lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1955

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245537
eISBN:
9780191680861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245537.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Besides the uttering of the words of the so-called performative, a good many other things have as a general rule to be right and to go right if one is to be said to have happily brought off the ... More


Lecture III

J. L. Austin

in How To Do Things With Words: The William James Lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1955

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245537
eISBN:
9780191680861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245537.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

If somebody issues a performative utterance, and the utterance is classed as a misfire because the procedure invoked is not accepted, it is presumably persons other than the speaker who do not accept ... More


Category Mistakes

Ofra Magidor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199572977
eISBN:
9780191758942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572977.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Category mistakes are sentences such as ‘Green ideas sleep furiously’ or ‘The theory of relativity is eating breakfast’. Such sentences strike most speakers as highly infelicitous, and the main aim ... More


Introduction

Ofra Magidor

in Category Mistakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199572977
eISBN:
9780191758942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572977.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter begins by identifying the phenomenon of category mistakes, and clarifying the aims, scope, and motivations of the project. The phenomenon is identified by ostension via paradigmatic ... More


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