David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
February 25th, 2012
Episode 175 of 309 episodes
J. L. Austin, who died in 1960, was an immensely influential philosopherwhose method involved precise scrutiny of ordinary language: the precise words, the contexts in which they were uttered, and what people were doing by uttering them. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Guy Longworthdiscusses the key features of Austin's approach. Philosophy Bites is made in associaton with the Institute of Philosophy.