How To Do Things With Words: The William James Lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1955
by AUSTIN, J[ohn]. L[angshaw]
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967. Attractive copy of the British philosopher's most influential work, where he points out that we use language to do things as well as to assert things, and that the utterance of a statement like "I promise to do _______" is best understood as doing something - making a promise - rather than making an assertion about anything. Reprint. Octavo (19cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; x, 166, pp. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, with just the barest hint of sunning to spine. (Inventory #: 31456)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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