How to do Things with Words. The William James Lectures
Harvard University in 1955. Edited by J.O. Urmson and Marina
Sbisà. 2nd edition, reprinted with corrections and new index (by
Oxford & New York: Oxford
University Press, 1980.
Cover illustration by Clive Collins.
Note to the 1980 impression:
"For this new impression P.H. Nidditch has compiled a completely new index. He also supplied headings for the lectures--as Austin himself did in editing H.W.B Joseph's lectures on the philosophy of Leibniz (Oxford, 1949). And the opportunity has been taken to make a number of small corrections."
Lecture I Performatives and Constatives:1-11
Lecture II Conditions for Happy Performatives:12-24
Lecture III Infelicities: Misfires:25-38
Lecture IV Infelicities: Abuses:39-52
Lecture V Possible Criteria of Performatives:53-66
Lecture VI Explicit Performatives:67-82
Lecture VII Explicit Performative Verbs:83-93
Lecture VIII Locutionary, Illocutionary, and Perlocutionary Acts:94-108
Lecture IX Distinctions between Illocutionary and Perlocutionary Acts:109-120
Lecture X 'In saying...' v. 'By saying...':121-132
Lecture XI Statements, Performatives, and Illocutionary Force:133-147
Lecture XII Classes of Illocutionary Force:148-164
"La linea y la caverna
Repüblica de Platón." Teorema (1980), 10:109-125.
Translation by Valdés Villanueva of "The Line and the Cave in Plato's Republic" #13 in Philosophical Papers (1979).