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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    The Construction of Social Reality
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John R. Searle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 194 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140235906
    ISBN 10: 0140235906
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI004000
    BIC subject category V2: HPK
    Libri: B-085
    BIC subject category V2: GTE, CFA
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    DC20: 121
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 121
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QDTK, CFA, GTD
    Illustrations note
    index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    26 September 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.