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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Consciousness and Language
Written By: John R. Searle
Description:

One of the most important and influential philosophers of the last 30
years, John Searle has been concerned throughout his career with a single
overarching question: how can we have a unified and theoretically
satisfactory account of ourselves and of our relations to other people and
to the natural world? In other words, how can we reconcile our common-sense
conception of ourselves as conscious, free, mindful, rational agents in a
world that we believe includes brute, unconscious, mindless, meaningless,
mute physical particles in fields of force? The essays in this collection
are related to this broad overarching issue that unites the diverse strands
of Searle's work. As many as these essays have previously only been
available in relatively obscure books and journals, this collection will be
of particular interest to philosophers and those in psychology and linguistics.


Contents:

1. The problem of consciousness;
2. How to study consciousness scientifically;
3. Consciousness;
4. Animal minds;
5. Intentionality and its place in nature;
6. Collective intentions and actions;
7. The explanation of cognition;
8. Intentionalistic explanations in the social sciences;
9. Individual intentionality and social phenomena in the theory of
speech acts;
10.How performatives work;
11.Conversation;
12.Analytic philosophy and mental phenomena;
13.Indeterminacy, empiricism and the first person;
14.Skepticism about rules and intentionality.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
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