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Best J.L. Austin Quotes on internet

 Best J.L. Austin Quotes on internet


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After all we speak of people 'taking refuge' in vagueness -the more precise you are, in general the more likely you are to be wrong, whereas you stand a good chance of not being wrong if you make it vague enough.”

― J.L. Austin

J.L. Austin Quotes
J.L. Austin Quotes 


“It is not enough to show how clever we are by showing how obscure everything is".”

― J.L. Austin


“Philosophers often seem to think that they can just 'assign' any meaning whatever to any word; and so no doubt, in an absolutely trivial sense, they can (like Humpty-Dumpty).”

― J.L. Austin


“...the philosopher's professional addiction to furniture...”

― J L Austin

 

 "After all we speak of people 'taking refuge' in vagueness -the more precise you are, in general the more likely you are to be wrong, whereas you stand a good chance of not being wrong if you make it vague enough." ~ J. L. Austin


"The beginning of sense, not to say wisdom, is to realize that 'doing an action,' as used in philosophy, is a highly abstract expression--it is a stand-in used in the place of any (or almost any?) verb with a personal subject, in the same sort of way that 'thing' is a stand-in for anynoun substantive, and 'quality' a stand-in for the adjective." ~ J. L. Austin


"Let us distinguish between acting intentionally and acting deliberately or on purpose, as far as this can be done by attending to what language can teach us." ~ J. L. Austin
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L. Austin Famous Quotes 


"Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing." ~ J. L. Austin


"Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which have the general character of ritual or ceremonial, all conventional acts." ~ J. L. Austin


"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. These models may be fairly sophisticated and recent, as is perhaps the case with 'motive' or 'impulse', but one of the commonest and most primitive types of model is one which is apt to baffle us through its very naturalness and simplicity." ~ J. L. Austin


"Usually it is uses of words, not words in themselves, that are properly called vague." ~ J. L. Austin


"In the one defense, 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." ~ J. L. Austin


"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." ~ J. L. Austin


"But surely, speaking carefully, we do not sense 'red' and 'blue' any more than 'resemblance' (or 'qualities' any more than 'relations'): we sense something of which we might say, if we wished to talk about it, that 'this is red.'" ~ J. L. Austin
J. L. Austin Quotes in English
J. L. Austin Quotes in English 


"Why should it not be the whole function of a word to denote many things?" ~ J. L. Austin


"The theory of truth is a series of truisms." ~ J. L. Austin


"I begin, then, with some remarks about 'the meaning of a word.' I think many persons now see all or part of what I shall say: but not all do, and there is a tendency to forget, or to get it slightly wrong. In so far as I am merely flogging the converted, I apologize to them." ~ J. L. Austin


"Like 'real', 'free' is only used to rule out the suggestion of some or all of its recognized antitheses. As 'truth' is not a name of a characteristic of assertions, so 'freedom' is not a name for a characteristic of actions, but the name of a dimension in which actions are assessed." ~ J. L. Austin


"You are more than entitled not to know what the word 'performative' means. It is a new word and an ugly word, and perhaps it doesnot mean anything very much. But at any rate there is one thing in its favor, it is not a profound word." ~ J. L. Austin


"Next, 'real' is what we may call a trouser-word. It is usually thought, and I dare say usually rightly thought, that what one might call the affirmative use of a term is basic--that, to understand 'x,' we need to know what it is to be x, or to be an x, and that knowing this apprises us of what it is not to be x, not to be an x. But with 'real' (as we briefly noted earlier) it is the negative use that wears the trousers." ~ J. L. Austin


"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." ~ J. L. Austin


"Words are not (except in their own little corner) facts or things: we need therefore to prise them off the world, to hold them apart from and against it, so that we can realize their inadequacies and arbitrariness, and can relook at the world without blinkers." ~ J. L. Austin


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