Mind, Language and Society Philosophy in the Real World

ISBN-10: 0465045219

ISBN-13: 9780465045211

Edition: N/A

Authors: John R. Searle

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List price: $15.95
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Basic Metaphysics: Reality and Truth
The Enlightenment Vision: Reality and Its Intelligibility
Introducing Philosophy
The Default Positions
Reality and Truth: The Default Position
Four Challenges to Realism
Skepticism, Knowledge, and Reality
Is There Any Justification for External Realism?
Beyond Atheism
How We Fit into the Universe: The Mind as a Biological Phenomenon
Three Features of Consciousness
A Clash of Default Positions: The Mind-Body Problem
The Irreducibility of Consciousness
The Danger of Epiphenomenalism
The Function of Consciousness
Consciousness, Intentionality, and Causation
The Essence of the Mind: Consciousness and Its Structure
Three Mistakes About Consciousness
Structural Features of Consciousness
The Field of Consciousness and the Binding Problem
Consciousness and Value
How the Mind Works: Intentionality
Consciousness and Intentionality
Naturalizing Intentionality: Another Clash of Default Positions
Intentionality Naturalized as a Biological Phenomenon
The Structure of Intentional States
Intentional Causation
The Background of Intentionality
The Structure of the Social Universe: How the Mind Creates an Objective Social Reality
Social and Institutional Reality
Observer-Dependency and the Building Blocks of Social Reality
A Simple Model of the Construction of Institutional Reality
The Example of Money
How Institutional Reality Can Be So Powerful
Solutions to the Problem and the Puzzles
How Language Works: Speech as a Kind of Human Action
Speech Acts: Illocutionary Acts and Perlocutionary Acts
The Meanings of "Meaning,"
Meaning and Communication
Various Types of Speech Acts
Constitutive Rules and Symbolism
Suggestions for Further Reading
Subject Index
Name Index
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