John Searle

John Searle

by Nick Fotion

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691057125
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/23/2001
Series: Philosophy Now
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nick Fotion is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He is the author of Moral Situations and Military Ethics: Looking Toward the Future, coauthor of Military Ethics and Toleration, and coeditor of Hare and Critics: Essays on "Moral Thinking."

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part I Philosophy of language
1. Searle's speech act theory 11
2. Searle's taxonomic theory 39
3. Non-standard speech acts and speech activity 57
4. Metaphor and fiction 75
Part II Philosophy of mind
5. Intentionality of mind and language 99
6. Network and Background in mental states and language 117
7. Rediscovering the mind 129
8. Cognitive psychology and the unconscious 149
Part III Philosophy of society and other matters
9. Social reality 175
10. Institutions 191
11. Ontology 213
12. Truth, representation and epistemology 231
13. Summing up 241
Bibliography 257
Index 261

What People are Saying About This

Sean D. Kelly

This book presents a generally accurate and well-organized overview of Searle's philosophical work at a level that is suitable for upper-division undergraduates or beginning graduate students. The greatest virtue of the book is its clarity and responsible presentation of the material. There is no competing book on the market,and there will be demand due to the general interest in Searle's work not only among philosophers but also among literary theorists,art historians,and a broader range of humanist scholars.

Kelly

This book presents a generally accurate and well-organized overview of Searle's philosophical work at a level that is suitable for upper-division undergraduates or beginning graduate students. The greatest virtue of the book is its clarity and responsible presentation of the material. There is no competing book on the market, and there will be demand due to the general interest in Searle's work not only among philosophers but also among literary theorists, art historians, and a broader range of humanist scholars.
Sean D. Kelly, Princeton University

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