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Born This Day: J.L. Austin

1911 – 1960 John Langshaw Austin (not to be confused with John Austin (1790) who also wrote on philosophy of language) was a British philosopher mainly known for his William James lectures delivered at Harvard in 1955 and published posthumously as How to Do Things with Words. Died at 48 of lung... [More]

Born This Day: Corliss Lamont

1902 – 1995 Corliss Lamont is known as a vocal humanist, socialist, and defender of civil liberties. Frequently the target of the United States government, Lamont took many issues before the courts some reaching the Supreme Court. His phones were tapped by the FBI and his tax returns and cancelled ... [More]