John Searle

John Searle

Book - 2003
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From his groundbreaking book Speech Acts to his most recent studies of consciousness, freedom and rationality John Searle has been a dominant and highly influential figure amongst contemporary philosophers. This systematic introduction to the full range of Searle's work begins with the theory of speech acts and proceeds with expositions of Searle's writings on intentionality, consciousness and perception, as well as a careful presentation of the so-called Chinese Room argument. The volume considers Searle's recent work on social ontology and his views on the nature of law and obligation. It concludes with an appraisal of Searle's spirited defence of truth and scientific method in the face of the criticisms of Derrida and other postmodernists. This is the only comprehensive introduction to Searle's work, and as such it will be of particular value to advanced undergraduates, graduates and professionals in philosophy, psychology, linguistics, cognitive and computer science and literary theory.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780521792882
0521792886
9780521797047
0521797047
Branch Call Number: B1649.S264 J63 2003
Characteristics: xi, 292 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Barry 1952-

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