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J L Austin
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Born in Lancaster, Lancashire
Born on 26th of March 1911
Died on 8th of February 1960

Born 1911. Died 1960 - English philosopher.


He was educated at Oxford and became one of the leading figures in the ‘Oxford Philosophy Movement’. He pioneered the analysis of speech acts, and his best-known works are Philosophical Papers (1961), Sense and Sensibilia (1962) and How To Do Things with Words (1962).

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