John Langshaw Austin (1911-60) was a philosopher. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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).
The notes were given to the Library by Mrs. Jean Austin, through J.O. Urmson, in 1962.Access Conditions
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M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43895-6.
Austin | John Langshaw | 1911-1960 | Philosopher
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