Consciousness and Language

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2002)
Abstract
One of the most important and influential philosophers of the last 30 years, John Searle has been concerned throughout his career with a single overarching question: how can we have a unified and theoretically satisfactory account of ourselves and of our relations to other people and to the natural world? In other words, how can we reconcile our common-sense conception of ourselves as conscious, free, mindful, rational agents in a world that we believe comprises brute, unconscious, mindless, meaningless, mute physical particles in fields of force? The essays in this collection are all related to the broad overarching issue that unites the diverse strands of Searle's work. Gathering in an accessible manner essays available only in relatively obscure books and journals, this collection will be of particular value to professionals and upper-level students in philosophy as well as to Searle's more extended audience in such fields as psychology and linguistics.
Keywords Animal  Consciousness  Indeterminacy  Intentionality  Language  Metaphysics  Mind  Scepticism  Social Philosophy  Social Sciences  Speech Act
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Call number B1649.S263.C66 2002
ISBN(s) 0521592372   0521597447   9780521597449
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