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|Death:||8th February, 1960|
John Langshaw "J. L." Austin was born in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. He was a British philosopher of language and leading proponent of ordinary language philosophy, perhaps best known for developing the theory of speech acts. He educated at Balliol College, Oxford in 1929. In 1933, he received a First in Literae Humaniores as well as the Gaisford Prize for Greek prose and first class honours in his finals. He undertook his first teaching position in 1935, as fellow and tutor at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1956 to 1957. He wrote several books include: How to Do Things with Words and Sense and Sensibilia.
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