John Searle's Ideas About Social Reality: Extensions, Criticisms, and Reconstructions
April 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
- Reconstructs the ontology of the social sciences through an analysis of linguistic practices in the context of John Searle's celebrated work on intentionality
- Authors provide rich and varied critical appraisals of Searle's original text.
Part I: Extensions and Criticisms:.
2. Searle, Rationality, and Social Reality: Alex Viskovatoff, University of Pittsburgh.
3. Searle and Collective Intentionality: The Self-Defeating Nature of Internalism with Respect to Social Facts: Dan Fitzpatrick, University of Hertfordshire.
4. Rationality-in-Relations: Hans Bernhard Schmid, University of St. Gallen.
Part II. Criticisms and Reconstructions:.
5. Searle’s Foole: How a Constructionist Account of Society Cannot Substitute for a Causal One: Mariam Thalos, University of Utah.
6. Collective Acceptance, Social Institutions, and Social Reality: Raimo Tuomela, University of Helsinki.
7. Can Collective Intentionality Be Individiualized? Anthonie W. M. Meijers, Eindhoven University.
8. The New Role of the Constitutive Rule: Frank A. Hindriks, University of St. Andrews.
9. Collective Intentions and Collective Intentionality: L. A. Zaibert, University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
10. Searle’s Monadological Construction of Social Reality: Ingvar Johansson, Umea University.
11. Explaining Collective Intentionality: Nenad Miscevic, University of Maribor.
12. The Social Ontology of Virtual Environments: Philip Brey, University of Twente.
Part III. An Illuminating Exchange:.
13. The Construction of Social Reality: An Exchange: Barry Smith and John Searle, University of Buffalo and University of California-Berkeley.
Laurence S. Moss now serves as editor of The American Journal of Economics and Sociology. He is a Professor of Economics at Babson College and has served as the President of the History of Economics Society. He is also a well-known historian of economic thought. Moss is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and now serves on the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
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