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Searle, John R.

Works: 354 works in 1,547 publications in 15 languages and 38,678 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Biography  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Speaker
Classifications: BD418.3, 401
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Speech acts : an essay in the philosophy of language by John R Searle( Book )
254 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,315 libraries worldwide
Written in an outstandingly clear and lively style, this 1969 book provokes its readers to rethink issues they may have regarded as long since settled
Minds, brains, and science by John R Searle( Book )
71 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,564 libraries worldwide
Six lectures discuss the mind-body problem, artificial intelligence, the workings of the brain, the mental aspect of human action, prediction of human behavior, and free will
The rediscovery of the mind by John R Searle( Book )
57 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,559 libraries worldwide
In this major new work, John Searle launches a formidable attack on current orthodoxies in the philosophy of mind. More than anything else, he argues, it is the neglect of consciousness that results in so much barrenness and sterility in psychology, the philosophy of mind, and cognitive science: there can be no study of mind that leaves out consciousness. What is going on in the brain is neurophysiological processes and consciousness and nothing more--no rule following, no mental information processing or mental models, no language of thought, and no universal grammar. Mental events are themselves features of the brain, in the same way that liquidity is a feature of water. Beginning with a spirited discussion of what's wrong with the philosophy of mind, Searle characterizes and refutes the philosophical tradition of materialism. But he does not embrace dualism. All these "isms" are mistaken, he insists. Once you start counting types of phenomena, you are on the wrong track, whether you stop at one or two. In four chapters that constitute the heart of his argument, Searle elaborates a theory of consciousness and its relation to our overall scientific world view and to unconscious mental phenomena. He concludes with a criticism of cognitive science and proposes an approach to the study of mind that emphasizes the centrality of consciousness. In his characteristically direct style, punctuated with persuasive examples, Searle identifies the vary terminology of the field as a main source of trouble. He observes that it is a mistake to suppose that the ontology of the mental is objective and that the methodology of a science of the mind must concern itself only with objectively observable behavior; that it is also a mistake to suppose that we know of the existence of mental phenomena in others only by observing their behavior; that behavior or causal relations to behavior are not essential to the existence of mental phenomena; and that it is inconsistent with what we know about the universe and our place in it to suppose that everything is knowable by us
The construction of social reality by John R Searle( Book )
52 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,464 libraries worldwide
Forfatterens personlige tanker om filosofisk antropologi, verdensanskuelse m.m
Mind : a brief introduction by John R Searle( Book )
25 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
"John Searle offers here a direct and open discussion of philosophy, one that skewers accepted wisdom even as it offers striking new insights into the nature of consciousness and the mind."--Jacket
The philosophy of language by John R Searle( Book )
59 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
What is meaning? How is linguistic communication possible? What is the nature of language? What is the relationship between language and the world? How do metaphors work? The Philosophy of Language, Sixth Edition, is an excellent introduction to such fundamental questions. Incorporating insights from new coeditor David Sosa, the sixth edition collects forty-eight of the most important articles in the field, making it the most up-to-date and comprehensive volume on the subject. Revised to address changing trends and contemporary developments, the sixth edition features eighteen new articles, including influential work by Kent Bach, Paul Boghossian, M.A.E. Dummett, Delia Graff Fara, Hartry Field, H.P. Grice and P.F. Strawson, Carl G. Hempel, Saul Kripke, Benson Mates, Hilary Putnam, Diana Raffman, Nathan Salmon, Stephen Schiffer, John R. Searle, Roy Sorenson, David Sosa, Dennis Stampe, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A general introduction and introductions to each section give students background to the issues and explain the connections between them. A bibliography of suggested further reading follows each section. --from
Expression and meaning : studies in the theory of speech acts by John R Searle( Book )
95 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
"John Searle's Speech Acts made a highly original contribution to work in the philosophy of language. Expression and Meaning is a direct successor, concerned to develop and refine the account presented in Searle's earlier work, and to extend its application to other modes of discourse such as metaphor, fiction, reference, and indirect speech acts. Searle also presents a rational taxonomy of types of speech acts and explores the relation between the meanings of sentences and the contexts of utterance. The book points forward to a larger theme implicit in these problems-the basis certain features of speech have in the intentionality of mind, and even more generally, the relations of the philosophy of language to the philosophy of mind." -- back cover
Mind, language, and society : philosophy in the real world by John R Searle( Book )
67 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
"Mind, Language and Society is a succinct, easy-to-follow account of a series of absolutely central philosophical problems, a proposal for their solution, and an account of how they relate to each other and to the real world."--Jacket
Intentionality, an essay in the philosophy of mind by John R Searle( Book )
74 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
Searle ouvre un nouveau front dans la controverse entre philosophes, psychologues cognitifs, spécialistes de l'intelligence artificielle et des neurosciences concernant le statut des états mentaux. Ses deux précédents livres, "Les Actes du langage" et "Sens et expression", affirmaient en même temps que la philosophie du langage n'est pas autre chose qu'une branche de la philosophie de l'esprit: les actes de langage sont une des formes de l'action humaine et ne constituent qu'un des exemples de la capacité immanente à l'esprit de mettre l'organisme humain en rapport avec le monde. Le présent ouvrage porte sur ces capacités biologiques fondamentales et fournit par là même les justifications philosophiques des deux autres. Considérée comme le trait radicalement distinctif des phénomènes mentaux, l'intentionalité fait l'objet d'un réexamen qui porte successivement sur la perception, l'action, la causalité, le sens et la référence. John Searle suggère en ces matières des solutions originales (aussi peu conformes à la tradition continentale des philosophies de la conscience qu'aux thèses les plus courantes de la philosophie analytique anglo-américaine) et expose en conclusion une "dissolution" du problème des rapports entre le corps et l'esprit
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
Making the social world : the structure of human civilization by John R Searle( Book )
33 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 959 libraries worldwide
"John Searle offers a profound understanding of how we create a social reality - a reality of money, property, governments, marriages, stock markets, and cocktail parties. The paradox he addresses in Making the Social World is that these facts exist only because we think they exist, and yet they have an objective existence." "Continuing a line of investigation begun in his earlier book The Construction of Social Reality, Searle identifies the precise role of language in the creation of all "institutional facts." His aim is to show how mind, language, and civilization are natural products of the basic facts of the physical world described by physics, chemistry, and biology. Searle explains how a single linguistic operation, repeated over and over, is used to create and maintain the elaborate structures of human social institutions."--BOOK JACKET
Consciousness and language by John R Searle( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 643 libraries worldwide
"The essays in this collection are all related to the broad overarching issue that unites the diverse strands of Searle's work. The first five essays address the issue of how to situate consciousness in particular, and intentional phenomena in general, within a scientific conception of the world. The essays that follow discuss the implications of Searle's approach to the mind for psychology and the other social sciences, explore various ramifications of the theory of speech acts, and defend a version of mental realism by challenging the different forms of skepticism espoused by Quine and Kripke."
The mystery of consciousness by John R Searle( Book )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 605 libraries worldwide
The campus war; a sympathetic look at the university in agony by John R Searle( Book )
28 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Rationality in action by John R Searle( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Unlike many philosophical tracts, "Rationality in Action" invites the reader to apply the author's ideas to everyday life. Searle shows, for example, that contrary to the traditional philosophical view, weakness of will is very common. He also points out the absurdity of the claim that rational decision making always starts from a consistent set of desires. Rational decision making, he argues, is often about choosing between conflicting reasons for action. In fact, humans are distinguished by their ability to be rationally motivated by desire-independent reasons for action. Extending his theory of rationality to the self, Searle shows how rational deliberation presupposes an irreducible notion of the self. He also reveals the idea of free will to be essentially a thesis of how the brain works
Freedom and neurobiology : reflections on free will, language, and political power by John R Searle( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
"In Freedom and Neurobiology, the philosopher John Searle discusses the possibility of free will within the context of contemporary neurobiology. He begins by explaining the relationship between human reality and the more fundamental reality as described by physics and chemistry. Then he proposes a neurobiological resolution to the problem by demonstrating how various conceptions of free will have different consequences for the neurobiology of consciousness." "In the second half of the book, Searle applies his theory of social reality to the problem of political power, explaining the role of language in the formation of our political reality. The institutional structures that organize, empower, and regulate our lives - money, property, marriage, government - consist in the assignment and collective acceptance of certain statuses to objects and people. Whether it is the president of the United States, a twenty-dollar bill, or private property, these entities perform functions as determined by their status in our institutional reality. Searle focuses on the political powers that exist within these systems of status functions and the way in which language constitutes them."--Jacket
Speech act theory and pragmatics by John R Searle( Book )
15 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Foundations of illocutionary logic by John R Searle( Book )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and French and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Philosophy in a new century : selected essays by John R Searle( Book )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
This collection of essays spans nearly two decades and covers all three areas of Searle's main philosophical interest
(On) Searle on conversation by John R Searle( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 libraries worldwide
At an international conference held in 1981 at the Universidada Estudual of Campinas (Brazil), a controversial lecture was given by John Searle which presented two conceptual theses: that conversation does not have an intrinsic structure about which a relevant theory can be formulated, and that conversations are not subject to (constitutive) rules. This lecture was first published in 1986 under the title "Notes on Conversation", and was revised several times afterwards. The present volume offers the most recent version. Because of the importance of the article for conversation analysis, and fo
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Alternative Names
John R. Searle
John Rogers Searle
John Searle Amerikaans filosoof
John Searle amerykański filozof i językoznawca
John Searle filosofo statunitense
John Searle US-amerikanischer Philosoph
Rogers-Searle, John 1932-
Searle, J. R.
Searle, J. R. (John R.)
Searle, John
Searle, John 1932-
Searle, John R.
Searle, John R. 1932-
Searle, John Rogers
Searle, John Rogers 1932-
Джон Серль
Джон Съръл
Сёрл, Дж. Р.
Серл, Джон
Сёрль, Джон Роджерс
סירל, ג'ון 1932-
סירל, ג'ון רוג'רס 1932-
جان سرل فیلسوف آمریکایی
جون ر. سيرل، 1932-
جون سورل
존 설
サール, J. R.
サール, ジョン・R.
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Spanish (56)
Italian (38)
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