Working mainly in the middle decades of the twentieth century, the ‘Oxford School’ sought to shift philosophers away from their traditional introspective analysis of concepts towards an outward-looking focus on the way concepts are actually used in everyday (ordinary) language.
Key exponents of this approach included JL Austin, RM Hare and GJ (Geoffrey) and Mary Warnock.
J L Austin R M Hare Geoffrey and Mary Warnock
This rather practical approach, through ordinary language, was applied among other areas to the language of values. The theory under-pinning values-based practice was derived by applying ideas from the Oxford School on the language of values to the language of medicine.
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