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PITHY QUOTE FROM Austin: Works

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Certainly, then, ordinary language is not the last word: in principle it can everywhere be supplemented and improved upon and superseded. Only remember, it is the first word.

The Works of J. L. Austin. Philosophical Papers, "A Plea For Excuses"

The Works of J. L. Austin. Electronic Edition. book cover

The Works of J. L. Austin. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-006-6

Language: English

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J. L. Austin, 1911-1960

List of Contents

The Works of J. L. Austin contains the three published works of Austin. Though hardly prolific, Austin remains highly influential across the spectrum of contemporary philosophy. The collection contains his published works as issued by Oxford University Press:


Austin, J. L. How To Do Things With Words. 2nd ed. Edited by J. O. Urmson and Marina Sbisá. London: Oxford University Press, 1976.

_____. Sense and Sensibilia. Reconstructed from the manuscript notes by G. J. Warnock. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.

_____. Philosophical Papers. 3rd ed. Edited by J. O. Urmson and G. J. Warnock. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979.



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