Naturalising Austin

Acta Analytica 28 (3):329-343 (2013)
Abstract
In this paper I will try to defend a quasi-naturalistic interpretation of J.L. Austin’s work. I will rely on P. Kitcher’s 1992 paper “The Naturalists Return” to compile four general criteria by which a philosopher can be called a naturalist. Then I will turn to Austin’s work and examine whether he meets these criteria. I will try to claim that versions of such naturalistic elements can be found in his work
Keywords J.L. Austin  Analytic–synthetic distinction  Naturalism  Evolution  P. Kitcher  Experimental philosophy
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John L. Austin (1961). The Meaning of a Word. In J. O. Urmson & G. J. Warnock (eds.), Philosophical Papers. Clarendon Press. 23--43.

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