Studies in J.L. Austin's philosophy of language

Maxwell Wright
Chapter 1: I examine Austin's paper How to Talk from the point of view of the theory of meaning (sense and reference) there adumbrated. Chapter 2: I describe the operation of 'fitting' and 'matching' by means of which Austin, in How to Talk, claims to generate four distinct speech-acts from a given speech-situation. I then argue, against J.W. Roxbee Cox, that it is neither vacuous to speak of fitting an item to a given name...
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