Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 2, 1969 - Philosophy - 203 pages
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Written in an outstandingly clear and lively style, this 1969 book provokes its readers to rethink issues they may have regarded as long since settled.
 

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Contents

Methods and scope
Expressions meaningand speech acts
The structure of illocutionary acts
Reference as a speechact
Predication
Three fallacies in contemporary philosophy
Problems of reference 1 The theory of descriptions 2 Proper names 8 Deriving ought fromis 1 How to doit 2 The nature ofthe issues involved
Index
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