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 JohnR. 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.CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORSIntroduction. Speech Acts, Mind, and Social Reality;J.R. Searle. Interview with John R. Searle; R. Stoecker.SpeechActs. How Performatives Don't Work; G. Grewendorf. Are PerformativeUtterances Declarations? R.M. Harnish. Expressibility, Explicability, and T axonomy. Some Remarks on the Principle of Expressibility;F.Kannetzky. Expressing an Intentional State; A. Kemmerling. On theProper Treatment of Perf ormatives; A. Martinich. Why Do We MeanSomething Rather Than Nothing? C. P lunze. What Is an IllocutionaryPoint? M. Siebel. Searle on Meaning and Act ion; D. Vanderveken.Mind. Understanding Utterances and Other Actions; T. Bartelborth,O. Scholz. Intrinsic Intentionality; W. Lenzen. Causal Reduction,Ontological Reduction, and First-Person Ontology. Notes on Searle'sViews about Consciousness ; M. Nida-Rumelin. The Hidden Algebra of theMind from a Linguistic Perspective; T. Roeper. Identification andMisidentification; A. Stroll. Social Reality. Searle on SocialReality: Process Is Prior to Product; S.B.Barnes. On Searle'sCollective Intentionality. Some Notes; G. Meggle. Searle's Theory ofInstitutional Facts: A Program of Critical Revision; J. Moural. TrueReality and Real Truth; D. Sosa. Searle, Collective Intentionality , and Social Institutions; R. Tuomela. New Perspectives. The ClassicalModel of Rationality and Its Weaknesses; J. R. Searle. Contributors.