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Searle, John R.

Works: 554 works in 2,056 publications in 8 languages and 50,053 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Educational films  Internet videos  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Creator, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Illustrator, Contributor
Classifications: BD418.3, 128.2
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Mind : a brief introduction by John R Searle( )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 2,823 WorldCat member 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
Mind, language, and society : philosophy in the real world by John R Searle( Book )

54 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,915 WorldCat member 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
Freedom and neurobiology : reflections on free will, language, and political power by John R Searle( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member 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
(On) Searle on conversation by John R Searle( )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,729 WorldCat member 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
Speech acts : an essay in the philosophy of language by John R Searle( Book )

136 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in an outstandingly clear and lively style, it provokes its readers to rethink issues they may have regarded as long since settled
Making the social world : the structure of human civilization by John R Searle( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member 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."--Jaquette
Rationality in action by John R Searle( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of rationality and practical reason, or rationality in action, has been central to Western intellectual culture. In this invigorating book, John Searle lays out six claims of what he calls the Classical Model of rationality and shows why they are false. He then presents an alternative theory of the role of rationality in thought and action.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.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
The rediscovery of the mind by John R Searle( Book )

58 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,522 WorldCat member 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 )

57 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Searle has a distinctive intellectual style. It combines razor-sharp analysis with a swaggering chip-on-the-shoulder impudence that many of his opponents might find intolerably abrasive were it not for the good humour that pervades all he writes. This is a man who likes a good philosophical brawl."--New Scientist
Minds, brains, and science by John R Searle( Book )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,404 WorldCat member 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
Intentionality, an essay in the philosophy of mind by John R Searle( Book )

89 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Searle's Speech Acts (1969) and Expression and Meaning (1979) developed a highly original and influential approach to the study of language. But behind both works lay the assumption that the philosophy of language is in the end a branch of the philosophy of the mind: speech acts are forms of human action and represent just one example of the mind's capacity to relate the human organism to the world. The present book is concerned with these biologically fundamental capacities, and, though third in the sequence, in effect it provides the philosophical foundations for the other two. Intentionality is taken to be the crucial mental phenomenon, and its analysis involves wide-ranging discussions of perception, action, causation, meaning, and reference. In all these areas John Searle has original and stimulating views. He ends with a resolution of the 'mind-body' problem
Expression and meaning : studies in the theory of speech acts by John R Searle( Book )

99 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member 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 philosophy of language by John R Searle( Book )

66 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy in a new century : selected essays by John R Searle( )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays spans nearly two decades and covers all three areas of Searle's main philosophical interest
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men of ideas by Bryan Magee( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member 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
Consciousness and language by John R Searle( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member 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."
Berkeley in the sixties by Mark Kitchell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s
Seeing things as they are : a theory of perception by John R Searle( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive account of the intentionality of perceptual experience. With special emphasis on vision Searle explains how the raw phenomenology of perception sets the content and the conditions of satisfaction of experience. The central question concerns the relation between the subjective conscious perceptual field and the objective perceptual field. Everything in the objective field is either perceived or can be perceived. Nothing in the subjective field is perceivednor can be perceived precisely because the events in the subjective field consist of the perceivings, whether veridical or not, of the events in the objective field. Searle begins by criticizing the classical theories of perception and identifies a single fallacy, what he calls the Bad Argument, as the source of nearly all of the confusions in the history of the philosophy of perception. He next justifies the claim that perceptual experiences have presentational intentionality and shows how this justifies the direct realism of his account. In the central theoretical chapters, he shows how it is possible that the raw phenomenology must necessarily determine certain form of intentionality. Searle introduces, in detail, the distinction between different levels of perception from the basic level to the higher levels and shows the internal relation between the features of the experience and the states of affairs presented by the experience. The account applies not just to language possessing human beings but to infants and conscious animals. He also discusses how the account relates to certain traditional puzzles about spectrum inversion, color and size constancy and the brain-in-the-vat thought experiments. In the final chapters he explains and refutes Disjunctivist theories of perception, explains the role of unconscious perception, and concludes by discussing traditional problems of perception such as skepticism
Speech act theory and pragmatics by John R Searle( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member 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
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Mind : a brief introduction
Mind, language, and society : philosophy in the real worldFreedom and neurobiology : reflections on free will, language, and political power(On) Searle on conversationSpeech acts : an essay in the philosophy of languageMaking the social world : the structure of human civilizationRationality in actionThe rediscovery of the mindThe Construction of Social Reality
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John R. Searle

John R. Searle filosof american

John Rogers Searle

John Searle Ameerika Ühendriikide filosoof

John Searle American philosopher

John Searle americký filosof

John Searle Amerikaans filosoof

John Searle amerikansk filosof

John Searle amerykański filozof i językoznawca

John Searle filòsof estatunidenc

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John Searle filosofo statunitense

John Searle philosophe américain

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John Searle usona filozofo

Rogers-Searle, John 1932-

Searle, J.

Searle J.R.

Searle J.R. 1932-

Searle, J. R. 1932- (John R.)

Searle, J. R. (John R.)

Searle, J. R. (John Rogers), 1932-

Searle John

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Searle, John R. 1932-

Searle John Rogers

Searle, John Rogers 1932-

Джон Серль

Джон Съръл

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Сёрл, Дж. Р

Сёрл, Дж. Р., 1932-

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Сёрль, Джон Роджерс

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סירל, ג'ון 1932-

סירל, ג'ון רוג'רס 1932-

جان سرل فیلسوف آمریکایی

جون ر. سيرل، 1932-

جون سورل

جون سورل فيلسوف أمريكي

서얼, 존 알 1932-

설, 존 1932-

설, 존 R. 1932-

써얼, 존 1932-

썰, 존 R. 1932-

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サール, J.

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サール, J. R. 1932-

サール, ジョン・R.



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