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Collection Level Description: Notes by J.L. Austin

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 394-5
Title: Notes by J.L. Austin
Dates of Creation: 1951-5
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Langshaw Austin (1911-60) was a philosopher. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Further Information

Finding Aids

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.

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Austin | John Langshaw | 1911-1960 | Philosopher

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