The Construction of Social Reality (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Philosophy - 256 pages
9 Reviews
This short treatise looks at how we construct a social reality from our sense impressions; at how, for example, we construct a 'five-pound note' with all that implies in terms of value and social meaning, from the printed piece of paper we see and touch. 
  

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User Review  - Joshua Stein - Goodreads

Searle's The Construction of Social Reality is terrific as a brief introduction to Searle's view of metaphysics; it takes a stab at giving an account of social institutions in terms of psychological ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chad S. - Goodreads

Post-Modernism got you down? Are your friends speaking of "truth" in the plural? If so, Searle has the answer for you! All kidding aside, the book indirectly addresses prevailing viewpoints of post ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Creating Institutional Facts
Language and Social Reality
Iteration
Creation
Attacks on Realisrn
Could There Be
Truth and Correspondence
Conclusion
Name Index
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

John R. Searle is Mills Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Language at the University of California, Berkeley.

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