Notes by J.L. Austin

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Scope and Content

Notes by J.L. Austin for his course of lectures entitled 'Words and deeds', given at Oxford, 1951-4, and at Harvard, 1955, used as the basis of How to do things with words, ed. J.O. Urmson (Oxford, 1962).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Langshaw Austin (1911-1960) was a philosopher. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The notes were given to the Library by Mrs Jean Austin, through J.O. Urmson, in 1962.

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Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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