The Construction of Social Reality

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'John Searle has a distinctive intellectual style. It combines razor-sharp analysis with a swaggering chip-on-the-shoulder impudence that many of his opponents might find intolerably abrasive were it not for the good humour that pervades all he writes. This is a man who likes a good philosophical brawl.'New Scientist
 

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Searle is an analytic philosopher, and he attempts to employ those techniques to explain social institutions. It doesn't really work. His basic intuitions are credible, but he ignores the work done by ... Read full review

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Searle is deeply interested in how we enrich the raw reality of our physical world with complex cultural trappings such as cathedrals and ceremonies, games and government, language and licenses, money ... Read full review

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The Building Blocks of Social Reality
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Creating Institutional Facts
31
Language and Social Reality
59
4 The General Theory of Institutional Facts
79
Explanation of Social Phenomena
127
Does the Real World Exist?
177
Truth and Correspondence
199
Conclusion
227
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