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The Construction of Social Reality by John R. Searle

The Construction of Social Reality


The Construction of Social Reality by John R. Searle

This short treatise looks at how we construct a social reality from our sense impressions; at how, for example, we construct a five-pound note with all that implies in terms of value and social meaning, from the printed piece of paper we see and touch.

About the Author

John Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded the Jean Nicod Prize in 2002 and the National Humanities Medal in 2004.

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Publication date

26th September 1996


John R. Searle

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Penguin Books Ltd


256 pages


Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
Philosophy of language
Semiotics / semiology



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