J.L. Austin and aspects of speech act theory…

Language is a human intentional activity, not possessed by other animals. Another distinction employed in language is use and mention, so there is a …J.L. Austin and aspects of speech act theory… Ordinary language philosophy needs to be taken seriously. A “philosophy” for animals would entail concepts and referents but not language, and therefore no … Continue reading J.L. Austin and aspects of speech act theory…

An observation about objects and their being observed

Nothing changes about an object whether it is observed (perceived) or not. Similarly, an object perceived by, none, one or many changes nothing about the object. It’s existence seems to be given or guaranteed. Berkeley believed this is possible because God perceives the entire universe. I appeal to no such “thing” but rather things-space/time is … Continue reading An observation about objects and their being observed