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Searle, John R.

Works: 416 works in 1,598 publications in 9 languages and 36,253 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Controversial literature  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Correspondent, Speaker
Classifications: BD418.3,
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Speech acts : an essay in the philosophy of language by John R Searle( Book )
130 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,597 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 )
73 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,530 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 )
40 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,433 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 philosophy of language by John R Searle( Book )
63 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,411 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
Mind : a brief introduction by John R Searle( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,392 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
Expression and meaning : studies in the theory of speech acts by John R Searle( Book )
107 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,346 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
The construction of social reality by John R Searle( Book )
41 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,339 libraries worldwide
Forfatterens personlige tanker om filosofisk antropologi, verdensanskuelse m.m
Intentionality, an essay in the philosophy of mind by John R Searle( Book )
67 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 5 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
Mind, language, and society : philosophy in the real world by John R Searle( Book )
38 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 1,111 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
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
Men of ideas by Bryan Magee( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 976 libraries worldwide
Fifteen dialogues drawn from the highly acclaimed BBC series review the tenets and theories of moral philosophy, political philosophy, the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science
Making the social world : the structure of human civilization by John R Searle( Book )
26 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 901 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."--Jacket
Consciousness and language by John R Searle( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 645 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 )
41 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Rationality in action by John R Searle( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
A central point of Searle's theory is that only irrational actions are directly caused by beliefs and desires - for example, the actions of a person in the grip of an obsession or addiction. In most cases of rational action, there is a gap between the motivating desire and the actual decision making. The traditional name for this gap is "freedom of the will." According to Searle, all rational activity presupposes free will. For rationality is possible only where one has a choice among various rational as well as irrational options
The campus war; a sympathetic look at the university in agony by John R Searle( Book )
31 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Freedom and neurobiology : reflections on free will, language, and political power by John R Searle( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 542 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 )
16 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
In the study of language, as in any other systematic study, there is no neutral terminology. Every technical term is an expression of the assumptions and theoretical presuppositions of its users; and in this introduction, we want to clarify some of the issues that have surrounded the assumptions behind the use of the two terms "speech acts" and "pragmatics". The notion of a speech act is fairly well understood. The theory of speech acts starts with the assumption that the minimal unit of human communica tion is not a sentence or other expression, but rather the performance of certain kinds of acts, such as making statements, asking questions, giving orders, describing, explaining, apologizing, thanking, congratulating, etc. Characteristically, a speaker performs one or more of these acts by uttering a sentence or sentences; but the act itself is not to be confused with a sentence or other expression uttered in its performance. Such types of acts as those exemplified above are called, following Austin, illocutionary acts, and they are standardly contrasted in the literature with certain other types of acts such as perlocutionary acts and propositional acts. Perlocutionary acts have to do with those effects which our utterances have on hearers which go beyond the hearer's understanding of the utterance. Such acts as convincing, persuading, annoying, amusing, and frightening are all cases of perlocutionary acts
Philosophy in a new century : selected essays by John R Searle( Book )
14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 298 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 )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 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. 1932-
Searle, J. R. (John R.)
Searle, J.R. (John Rogers), 1932-
Searle, John
Searle, John 1932-
Searle, John R.
Searle, John R. 1932-
Searle, John Rogers
Searle, John Rogers 1932-
Джон Серль
Джон Съръл
Серл Д. 1932-
Сёрл, Дж. Р.
Серл, Джон
Серль Д.Р. 1932-
Сёрль, Джон Роджерс
ג'ון סרל
סירל, ג'ון 1932-
סירל, ג'ון רוג'רס 1932-
جان سرل فیلسوف آمریکایی
جون ر. سيرل، 1932-
جون سورل
설, 존 1932-
존 설
サール, J.
サール, J. R.
サール, ジョン・R.
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