Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Companion to J.L. Austin, Part II: "Performative Utterances"

p. 245: poltroon, coward: “…lily-livered poltroons lacking even the meager courage of a rabbit” (P.G. Wodehouse)

p. 249: mouldy, depressed (British use)

(Philosophical Papers, 3rd edition)

Links to other posts on Austin: "Truth", How to Do Things With Words, Chapters 1-6, and "Other Minds".

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