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The Construction of Social Reality By John R. Searle

The Construction of Social Reality
by John R. Searle

Presents a treatise that 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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The Construction of Social Reality by John R. Searle

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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About John R. Searle


John Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded the Jean Nicod Prize in 2002 and the National Humanities Medal in 2004.

Table of Contents


The building blocks of social reality; creating institutional facts; language and social reality; the general theory of institutional facts part I - iteration, interaction, and logical structure; the general theory of institutional facts part II - creation, maintenance, and the hierarchy; background abilities and the explanation of social phenomena; does the real world exist? part I - attacks on realism; does the real world exist? part II - could there be a proof of external realism?; truth and correspondence.

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GOR001246303
The Construction of Social Reality by John R. Searle
John R. Searle
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1996-09-26
256
0140235906
9780140235906
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