Mind, Language and Society

Mind, Language and Society

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How does the mind and language shape our social world? How do you build a theory of speech out of a theory of the mind? In this book, John Searle examines these and related questions in contemporary philosophy. He takes the reader through the conceptual problems associated with metaphysics, the biology of the mind, the paradox of intentionality, the structure of consciousness and the organization of the social universe, to present a comprehensive account of what philosophy can and cannot do. He stresses the existence of a real material world and condemns the belief that the reality of the universe depends on our perception of it.show more

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  • Paperback | 175 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 181.44g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753809214
  • 9780753809211

About John R. Searle

John R. Searle is Mills Professor of the Philosophy of the Mind and Language at the University of California, Berkeley. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the great philosophers of our time.show more

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