On Wednesday, March 12, at 4:30pm, in Classics 110, The Society of Fellows Workshop will host David Egan (Chicago, Society of Fellows) who will present his paper, “Rehabilitating Austin”. Wittgenstein Workshop members are welcome to attend.
David has asked to share the following:
Dear all,Thanks for taking the time to read this, and apologies that it’s slightly on the long side. This paper is an attempt to extract something for journal publication from my doctoral thesis on ordinary language philosophy. Besides the normal questions (like “is it any good?”) I’d be interested in any thoughts about structure. As it stands, it’s a bit too long for journal submission. I’m tempted to cut section 4 and then add a bit more to section 3 that engages more recent work on the semantic/pragmatic distinction. But I’d be interested if you thought the discussion of Searle and the discussion of Grice really ought to stay together.Speaking of cuts, if you’re pressed for time, section 4 is probably the most skippable.Thanks!David