Facts about J. L. Austin

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J. L. Austin was a famous Philosopher from England, who lived between March 28, 1911 and February 8, 1960. He/she became 48 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 8 quotes who is written / told by L. Austin.

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Famous quotes by J. L. Austin (8)


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"Usually it is uses of words, not words in themselves, that are properly called vague"
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"Sentences are not as such either true or false"
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"Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which have the general character of ritual or ceremonial, all conventional acts"
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"Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing"
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"In the one defence, briefly, we accept responsibility but deny that it was bad: in the other, we admit that it was bad but don't accept full, or even any, responsibility"
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"But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement"
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"There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely"
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"Going back into the history of a word, very often into Latin, we come back pretty commonly to pictures or models of how things happen or are done"


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