He makes no argument, other than the concept does not make common sense - especially for a realist.
This is a beautifully written book, lucid, clear with a light flowing prose style - so different from many of the writings it critiques.
Our picture of unconscious mental states is that they are just like conscious states only minus the consciousness.
John Rogers Searle (born 1932) is an American philosopher at UC Berkeley. He has written many other books, such as The Rediscovery of the Mind, The Mystery of Consciousness,... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Steven H Propp
This title is a knockoff of Berger and Luckmann's famous book, The Social Construction of Reality, published decades earlier (1966), and Searle has the same purpose: to produce a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by B. B. Potts
Searle is captivating, and interesting. You can't get enough! He makes philosophy understandable, he ideals are refreshing and his delivery is unique.Published 13 months ago by Cristina
Nice book and make me think something I never thought about. It seems the great book and classic book are really cheap now. Read morePublished on June 14, 2010 by Lina Ma
In this book Searle extends upon his argument in his essay "How to Derive Ought from Is", where he argued that the institutional fact of making a promise by definition places one... Read morePublished on February 2, 2009 by D. Curtis
John Searle is a great philosopher and a keen performance artist. Whether writing or lecturing, he likes to roll up his sleeves, speak plainly, define terms, make distinctions,... Read morePublished on December 27, 2007 by not me
With due regard for Mr Searles'eminence, he is out of his depth critiquing the construction of social reality. Read morePublished on March 20, 2007 by George Kaplan
John Searle is unique among today's Anglo-American philosophers for his understandable and breezy writing style. Read morePublished on November 20, 2006 by Robert N. Britcher