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J. L. Austin

John Langshaw Austin (March 28, 1911 - February 8, 1960) was a philosopher of language. He was born in Lancaster and educated at the University of Oxford.

After serving in MI6 during World War II, Austin became a professor of philosophy at Oxford.

Works by J.L. Austin

  • A Plea For Excuses (1956).
  • The Meaning of a Word, in Thomas M. Olshewsky, Philosophy of language.
  • How to do Things with Words (1961)
  • Sense and Sensibilia (1962)

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