British philosopher P.F. Strawson, born 1919, is an important representative of ordinary language philosophy. He heaped criticism on Austin’s and Russell’s opinions on the concept truth and the logical form of statements, with which he made a great contribution to the philosophical consideration of logic.

Strawson gained international fame with his proposal to create metaphysics for clarification of expressions by describing common concepts on the basis of thought and speech. These so-called ‘descriptive metaphysics’ made metaphysics an acceptable study object for analytical philosophers, who had turned their backs to traditional metaphysics for a long time.

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