1: The Purpose of this Book 2: Intentionality 3: Collective Intentionality and the Assignment of Function 4: Language as Bilogical and Social 5: The General Theory of Institutions and Institutional Facts: Language and Social Reality 6: Free Will, Rationality and Institutional Facts 7: Deontic, Background, Political and Other
John Searle, Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the most eminent contemporary philosophers. Educated at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, he taught at Christ Church Oxford before moving to Berkeley, where he has been teaching since 1959. His eighteen published books include Speech Acts (1969), Expression and Meaning (1979), Intentionality (1983), The Rediscovery of the Mind (1992), The Construction of Social Reality (1995), and Rationality in Action (2002). Among his many prizes and awards he received the Jean Nicod prize in 2000 and the National Humanities Medal in 2004.
`Review from previous edition stimulating and vigorous' Colin McGinn, New York Review of Books `Making the Social World is graced with a positive charm with which Searle confronts the cynicism if our time.' Tribune `may be recommended to newcomers to [Searle's] philosophy as a lively introductory overview of many of his current research themes and of some of his past research achievements.' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews `Making the Social World has no doubt been greatly anticipated by Searle's many colleagues and critics, as his project has generated considerable interest. Searle's project should make a significant contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences.' Metapsychology