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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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Unfair to Facts

Unfair to Facts

Chapter:
(p.154) 7 Unfair to Facts
Source:
Philosophical Papers
Author(s):

J. L. Austin

J. O. Urmson

G. J. Warnock

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019283021X.003.0007

‘Unfair to Facts’ is a follow-up on Ch. 5, addressing objections Peter Strawson raised against Austin’s view of truth as a description of the conditions that must be satisfied if we are to say of a statement that it is true. Austin addresses the objection that his description of these conditions is due to a misunderstanding about the use of ‘fact’, arguing, against Strawson, that facts are not pseudo-entities and that the notion of ‘fitting the facts’ is not a useless notion.

Keywords:   Austin, fact, statement, Strawson, truth, use

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