John Searle and the Construction of Social Reality
In 1995 John Searle published The Construction of Social Reality, a text which not only promises to disclose the institutional backdrop against which speech takes place, but initiate a new "philosophy of society." Since then The Construction of Social Reality has been subject to a flurry of criticism. While many of Searle's interlocutors share the sense that the text marks an important breakthrough, he has time and again accused critics of misunderstanding his claims. Despite Searle's characteristic crispness and clarity there remains some confusion, among both philosophers and sociologists, regarding the significance of his proposals. This book traces some of the high points of this dialogue, leveraging Searle's own clarifications to propose a new way of understanding the text.
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Review: John Searle And the Construction of Social RealityUser Review - Jeffrey - Goodreads
Just picked this up. Have to admit I don't follow Searlevery far into his philosophy, and will be reading this with a very critical eye. Read full review