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From Rights to Rights Claiming

Karen Zivi

in Making Rights Claims: A Practice of Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199826414
eISBN:
9780199919437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826414.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter introduces readers to the key debates about the relationship between rights and democracy that are explored throughout the work as a whole as well as to the philosophical framework that ... More


INSULT IN THE LAW: FIGHTING WORDS, OBSCENITY, AND HATE SPEECH

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Because speech can also be conduct, words deeds, the First Amendment cannot provide blanket protection for all offensive speech. This is especially true for what J.L. Austin calls “performative ... More


Performative Utterances

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.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Austin attacks the view that language is referential, based on the simplistic division of utterances into the ‘descriptive’ and ‘evaluative’, using his notion of performative utterances. Such ... More


Lecture V

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/9780198245537.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter asks: is there some precise way in which one can definitely distinguish the performative from the constative utterance? One should naturally ask first whether there is some grammatical ... 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


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

J.L. Austin

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245537
eISBN:
9780191680861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245537.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This work sets out the author's conclusions in the field to which he directed his main efforts for at least the last ten years of his life. Starting from an examination of his already well-known ... More


Lecture XI

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/9780198245537.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

With the constative utterance, one abstracts from the illocutionary aspects of the speech act and concentrates on the locutionary. One uses an over-simplified notion of correspondence with the facts ... 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


Epigraphy and the Display of Authority

John Ma

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins by citing modern examples of public notices in order to illustrate the role of inscriptions as both stylised gestures and as channels of authority: they are performative ... More


Lecture XII

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/9780198245537.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

How did the ‘constatives’–‘performatives’ distinction look in the light of theory? In general, and for all utterances considered here, the following were found: happiness/unhappiness dimension; an ... More


Nothing Goes Unheard: Nichols and May, Improvisation, and the Skewing of Language

Kyle Stevens

in Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375806
eISBN:
9780199375844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375806.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at Nichols’ work with Elaine May, which is not just a chronological origin but also a methodological one. The pair’s improvisatory style changed standards of dialogic realism in ... More


Philosophers

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in The Rift in The Lute: Attuning Poetry and Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198797265
eISBN:
9780191838767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797265.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

Philosophers find Austin’s remarks innocuous, professing themselves astonished at the distress they have caused. The implication is that poets and critics are over-sensitive, and that if they are ... More


Giving Words

Erik Gunderson

in Laughing Awry: Plautus and Tragicomedy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198729303
eISBN:
9780191796227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729303.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the truths that emerge in the wake of lies on Plautus’ stage. A Latin phrase that one translates as ‘to deceive’ means more literally ‘to give words’. One needs to examine ... More


Language Pangs

Ilit Ferber

in Language Pangs: On Pain and the Origin of Language

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190053864
eISBN:
9780190053871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053864.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Chapter 6 revisits the book’s main issue: the relationship between pain and language. It returns to the two paradigms about pain and offers a third. The first paradigm considers the destructive ... More


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