Quotation by J.L. Austin

My general opinion about this doctrine is that it is a typically scholastic, view, attributable, first, to an obsession with a few particular words, the uses of which are over- simplified, not really understood or carefully studied or correctly described; and second, to an obsession with a few (and nearly always the same) half-studied 'facts.'
J.L. (John Langshaw) Austin (1911–1960), British philosopher. Sense and Sensibilia, p. 3, Oxford University Press (1962).
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