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J. L. Austin, J. O. Urmson, and G. J. Warnock

Print publication date: 1979

Print ISBN-13: 9780192830210

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019283021X.001.0001

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Three Ways of Spilling Ink 1

Three Ways of Spilling Ink 1

(p.272) 12 Three Ways of Spilling Ink1
Philosophical Papers

J. L. Austin

J. O. Urmson

G. J. Warnock

Oxford University Press

Picks up on a previous discussion of responsibility, freedom, and excuses (Ch. 8), in which Austin argues that, in order to discover whether someone acted freely, we must discover whether certain excuses relevant to the situation at hand are acceptable. The notion of freedom, according to this view, is intractably linked to the notion of responsibility. Chapter 12 refines the previous discussion, by illuminating the differences between the notions of purpose, intention, and deliberation in a variety of speech acts.

Keywords:   Austin, deliberation, excuses, freedom, intention, purpose, responsibility, speech acts

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