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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This text collects all Austin’s published articles plus a new one, ch. 13, hitherto unpublished.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


Introduction

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ordinary language philosophy (OLP) is the philosophical tradition after Wittgenstein and Austin as constituted and extended by Cavell. OLP is also influenced by Diamond. The introduction provides a ... 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


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


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


Wittgenstein, Modernism, and the Contradictions of Writing Philosophy as Poetry

Michael Lemahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

How does the category of modernism inform our understanding of Wittgenstein’s philosophy, and how does Wittgenstein’s philosophy elucidate the category of modernism? The essays in this volume take up ... More


Introduction

Paul Standish and Naoko Saito

in Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234738
eISBN:
9780823240753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234738.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this introductory chapter, Paul Standish and Naoko Saito outline the multiple ways in which education figures in the work of Stanley Cavell. Hilary Putnam's description of Cavell as not only as ... More


Paths of Ahimsaic Historiography

Leela Gandhi

in The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900-1955

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226019871
eISBN:
9780226020075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020075.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The epilogue shifts the scene of analysis to matters of disciplinary or academic askesis. It addresses questions of methodology arising from the problem of accurately describing and historicizing a ... More


Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Toril Moi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues for the power of ordinary language philosophy (OLP) -- the tradition in philosophy inaugurated by Wittgenstein and Austin, and extended by Cavell -- to transform literary studies. ... More


Science and Philosophy

Sander Verhaegh

in Working from Within: The Nature and Development of Quine's Naturalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190913151
eISBN:
9780190913168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913151.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Contemporary analytic philosophy is dominated by metaphilosophical naturalism, the view that philosophy ought to be in some sense continuous with science. According to contemporary naturalists, we ... More


High Anxiety, Becalmed Language: Ordinary Language Philosophy (Wittgenstein, J. L. Austin)

Ken Hirschkop

in Linguistic Turns, 1890-1950: Writing on Language as Social Theory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198745778
eISBN:
9780191874253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198745778.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 8 looks at ‘linguistic philosophy’ in middle and late Wittgenstein and in J. L. Austin. In ordinary language philosophy, myth emerged not from charismatic demagogues but from the fervid minds ... More


Allies for Barth’s Heirs: Wittgenstein and Ordinary Language Philosophy

John Allan Knight

in Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199969388
eISBN:
9780199301546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969388.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

If descriptivism is at the heart of liberalism’s method, then, at least for postliberals, rejecting the method of liberal theology requires a rejection of the descriptivist understanding of language. ... More


The Past and History in Ordinary Language Philosophy

Asja Szafraniec

in On Religion and Memory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251629
eISBN:
9780823252961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251629.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This article focuses on pastness in the work of Stanley Cavell. For Cavell the past is only real to the extent that it reveals itself in our present, and the only proper way to attend to the ... More


To Speak, To Say Nothing, To Mean to Say

Sandra Laugier and Daniela Ginsburg

in Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226470542
eISBN:
9780226037554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037554.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is concerned with the commonalities between Austin and Wittgenstein. Both philosophers subscribe to a form of realism that one hardly dares call realism, since it is precisely what is ... More


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