The influence of J. L. Austin on contemporary philosophy was substantial during his lifetime, and has grown greatly since his death, at the height of his powers, in 1960. Philosophical Papers, first published in 1961, was the first of three volumes of Austin's work to be edited by J. O. Urmson and G. J. Warnock. Together with Sense and Sensibilia and How to do things with Words (both first published in 1962 and both still available), it has extended Austin's
influence far beyond the circle who knew him or read the handful of papers he published in journals.
Agathon and Eudaimonia in Ethics of Aristotle; Are there A Priori concepts?; The meaning of a word; Other minds; Truth; How to talk - some simple ways; Unfair to facts; A plea for excuses; Ifs and cans; Performative utterances; Pretending; Three ways of spilling ink; The line and the cave in Plato's Republic; Index