Speech Acts, Mind, and Social Reality

Discussions with John R. Searle

  • Günther Grewendorf
  • Georg Meggle

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 79)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John R. Searle
      Pages 3-16
    3. Ralf Stoecker
      Pages 17-22
  3. Speech Acts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Günther Grewendorf
      Pages 25-39
    3. Robert M. Harnish
      Pages 41-64
    4. Frank Kannetzky
      Pages 65-82
    5. Andreas Kemmerling
      Pages 83-91
    6. Al Martinich
      Pages 93-104
    7. Christian Plunze
      Pages 105-123
    8. Mark Siebel
      Pages 125-139
    9. Daniel Vanderveken
      Pages 141-161
  4. Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Thomas Bartelborth, Oliver Robert Scholz
      Pages 165-186
    3. Wolfgang Lenzen
      Pages 187-203
    4. Avrum Stroll
      Pages 235-243
  5. Social Reality

  6. New Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 327-327

About this book


Speech Acts, Mind, and Social Reality - these are the main topics in the work of John R. Searle, one of the leading philosophical figures of the present times. How language is based on intentionality, how intentionality in turn is to be explicated by means of distinctions discovered in Speech Act Theory, and how language and intentionality are both related to social facts and institutions - these are questions to be tackled in this volume. The contributions result from discussions on and with John R. Searle, containing Searle's own latest views - including his seminal ideas on Rationality in Action. The collection provides a good basis for advanced seminar debates in Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, and Social Philosophy, and will also stimulate some further research on all of the three main topics.


language mind philosophy philosophy of language truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Grewendorf
    • 1
  • Georg Meggle
    • 2
  1. 1.Johann Wolfgang Goethe UniversityFrankfurt/MainGermany
  2. 2.University of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0861-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0589-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4662
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