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Professor Ray Monk on 'In Our Time'

Published: 7 November 2013

Southampton philosopher Ray Monk joined Melvyn Bragg and guests on Radio 4’s ‘In Our Time’ on the 7th of November, to discuss Ordinary Language Philosophy.

With its roots in the work of Wittgenstein, Ordinary Language Philosophy was a 20th-century movement that attempted to address philosophical problems by paying attention to the everyday uses of philosophically loaded terms like ‘truth’ and ‘knowledge’. Its central figures included major British philosophers like Gilbert Ryle and JL Austin. You can listen to this fascinating discussion, ranging over subjects from the nature of numbers to the theory of speech-acts, on the In Our Time website.

Ray Monk is the author of award-winning biographies of Wittgenstein, Russell and Oppenheimer.

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