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Lecture VII

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/9780198245537.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Another important class of words in which there is a shift from descriptive to performative utterance and wavering between them, as with behabitives, is the class called expositives, or expositional ... More


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


Proper Function and Convention in Speech Acts *

Ruth Garret Millikan

in Language: A Biological Model

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284764
eISBN:
9780191603167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284768.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A new analysis of the nature of illocutionary acts and of their relation to conventional acts and to the intentions of speakers is offered. The analysis pivots on a new description of the nature of ... More


Pushmi-pullyu Representations *

Ruth Garret Millikan

in Language: A Biological Model

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284764
eISBN:
9780191603167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284768.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Pushmi-pullyu representations (P-PRs) are in one breath both descriptive and directive, the simplest being animal’s signals to conspecifics, such as danger signals and mating displays. P-PRs also ... More


Scorekeeping in a Language Game

David Lewis

in Philosophical Papers Volume I

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195032048
eISBN:
9780199833382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195032047.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Sparked by the work of Robert Stalnaker, this paper integrates some of Lewis's views in formal semantics and formal pragmatics. Drawing an analogy with the practice of scorekeeping in baseball, Lewis ... More


The Limits of Testimony

Martin Kusch

in Knowledge by Agreement: The Programme of Communitarian Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199251223
eISBN:
9780191601767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251223.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There is no widespread agreement among epistemologists on how best to delimit the category of testimony. Understood most narrowly, testimony is given from the witness stand. Taken in its widest ... More


Testimony in Communitarian Epistemology

Martin Kusch

in Knowledge by Agreement: The Programme of Communitarian Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199251223
eISBN:
9780191601767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251223.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Begins with a critical discussion of two earlier projects for a communitarian epistemology of testimony: work by Michael Welbourne and John Hardwig. Although the main elements of their proposals are ... More


The Nail That Stands Out: The Political Performativity of the Moriyuki Shimada Scrapbook

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

in A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738399
eISBN:
9780814745250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738399.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Moriyuki Shimada's photograph—the evidence of his defiance against the ban on taking pictures of Japanese American camp's military installations. His photographs are ... More


Short Bundles: Functional Properties

Joanna Kopaczyk

in The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

The functional analysis of the lexical bundles is split into two parts: the short bundles (3- to 5-grams), which draw attention to the overall formulaic character of early legal discourse, and the ... More


Odds and the End

William Ian Miller

in Outrageous Fortune: Gloomy Reflections on Luck and Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197530689
eISBN:
9780197530887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530689.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter ties up many of the themes of the book. It looks back to the discussions of luck by discussing the various uses of ‘odd’ or ‘odds’ in the book, where it especially figures outside the ... More


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