How To Do Things With Words - J.L. Austin

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How to Do Things With Words is perhaps Austins most influential work. In contrast to the positivist view, he argues, sentences with truth-values form only a small part of the range of utterances.After introducing several kinds of sentences which he asserts are neither true nor false, he turns in particular to one of these kinds of sentences, which he calls performative ut

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