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Language and Interpretation
Book ID NBC231
ISBN No. 81-7211-230-1
Book Name Language and Interpretation
Book sub-title Hermeneuties: An East-West Perspective
Editor/s name/s : Ghosh Manjulika , Ghosh Raghunath
Publisher Name Northern Book Centre
Publishing Year 2008
Book Price (Printed) INR 650   
Book Price (Our Price) INR 585   
Book Size 22 × 14 cm.
Book Page xviii + 236
Book Weight 450 gm


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The book Performatives, Knowledge and Truth is about rehabilitating the performative-constative distinctin made and undone by the Oxford philosopher J.L.Austin. This is sought to be done by relooking at Austin's reasons for giving up the distinction, his alleged failure to find some foolproof criteria of distinction. Besides, fertility of the concept of performatives to illumine certain philosophical problems, particularly, those of knowledge and truth, is also argued out in defense of the distinction. In the concluding chapter, the impact of Austin's theory of performatives/speech acts on literary theory and criticism is discussed as evidence of the relevance of Austin's theory of performatives outside the precincts of philosophy. The contentions of the book go against the received understanding of Austin in philosophy of language, and thus provide interesting reading. It speaks to a fairly wide audience all those who are interested in Austin's contribution to philosophy of language and beyond.

 
 
 
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