Austin’s Understanding of Philosophy of InformationJune 27, 2021
Another area in which Austin has been influential is epistemology.
He analyzed the concept of knowledge in such a way as to set an example for the philosophy of everyday language, and in the 1950s, in a series of articles, the theory that explains truth with counter-negative, P.F. He argued against Strawson. In his lectures on the problem of perception starting from 1947, he criticized the skeptical reasoning based on the fallibility of perception and the views that adopted the power of this reasoning in perception analysis. In this criticism, A.J. Ayer, H.H. Price and G.J. Warnock’s works. Austin’s arguments for “pure realism” are one of the strongest defenses of this view in the history of philosophy.
The influence of the teaching of acts done by saying spread to the fields of psychology and linguistics through philosophy, and gained important dimensions starting from the late 1960s. J. Searle was instrumental in sustaining Austin’s influence, and this philosopher developed a speech acts theory that generalized the doctrine of saying acts. The Austin-Searle approach is also used as an example in experimental research on childhood language learning. Austin’s comments, R.M. By influencing Hare, it also left significant traces on today’s moral philosophy.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook