Articles #Illocutionary acts


Cashing the Cheques of Common Sense: JL Austin and  Philosophy of Language

Cashing the Cheques of Common Sense: JL Austin and Philosophy of Language

The Oxford Realists thought that knowing is a mental state and, because of that, that each of us is especially well placed to tell whether or not we know something. Their view made it difficult to see how other people can be in a position to correct someone’s sincere view that they know something...Austin thinks of knowing something as akin to possessing proof. Continuing the End Times series, Richard Marshall interviews Guy Longworth.

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