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Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Courts declared that pornography is speech. MacKinnon declared pornography is a kind of act. Put these together and pornography is a kind of speech act. An Austinian perspective makes sense of two ... More


The Rational Significance of Conversation

Anthony Simon Laden

in Reasoning: A Social Picture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199606191
eISBN:
9780191741081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606191.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The social picture of reasoning treats reasoning as a species of conversation. This chapter characterizes and investigates casual conversation. Casual conversation is not directed at an end, and it ... More


Emotivism

R. M. Hare

in Sorting Out Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250326
eISBN:
9780191597602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250320.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The thesis of Emotivism, a species of non‐descriptivism, is that there is more to the meaning of moral statements than syntax and truth conditions; in particular, moral statements have an expressive, ... More


Fighting over Defamatory Language

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

After a brief history of the development of defamation law and an equally brief introduction to the linguistic aspects of defamation cases, this chapter takes Tiersma's (1978) advice that libel and ... More


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