JOHN SEARLE (1932 - )

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  • Anthologies:

    • Expression and Meaning: Studies in the Theory of Speech Acts.  Cambridge: CUP, 1979. 

  • Edited Works:

    • Speech Act Theory and Pragmatics.  Ed. Searle, Ferenc Kiefer and Manfred Bierwisch.  Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1980.

    • The Philosophy of Language.  Oxford: OUP, 1971. 

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Making the Social World: the Structure of Human CivilizationOxford: OUP, 2010.

    • Freedom and Neurobiology: Reflections on Free Will, Language, and Political Power.  New York: Columbia UP, 2007.

    • Mind: a Brief Introduction.  Oxford: OUP, 2004.

    • "Postmodernism and Truth."  TWP BE: a Journal of Ideas 13 (1998): 85-87.

    • The Mystery of Consciousness.  New York: New York Review Press, 1997.

    • The Construction of Social Reality.  New York: Free Press, 1995.

    • "Rationality and Realism, What is at Stake?"  Daedalus (1993): 55-83.

    • "The World Turned Upside Down." Working through Derrida.  Ed. Gary B. Madison.  Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1993.  170-188.

    • The Rediscovery of the Mind.  Cambridge: MIT Press, 1992.

    • "Meaning, Communication, and Representation."  Philosophical Grounds of Rationality: Intentions, Categories, Ends.  Ed. Richard Grandy and Richard Warner.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1986.  209-26.

    • Intentionality: an Essay in Philosophy of Mind.  Cambridge: CUP, 1983.

    • Minds, Brains, and Programs.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1980.

    • "Reiterating the Differences: a Reply to Derrida."  Glyph 2: Johns Hopkins Textual Studies 7 (1977): 198-208.

    • "A Classification of Illocutionary Acts."  Language in Society 5 (1976): 1-23.

    • "The Logical Status of Fictional Discourse." New Literary History 6.2 (1975): 319-332.

    • "A Taxonomy of Illocutionary Acts."  Language, Mind, and Knowledge: Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 3.  Ed. Keith Gunderson.  Minnesota: U of Minnesota P, 1975. 

      • Expression and Meaning.  Cambridge: CUP, 1979. 

    • "Chomsky's Revolution in Linguistics."  1972.

      • On Noam Chomsky: Critical Essays.  Amherst, MA: U of Massachusetts P, 1982.

    • Speech Acts: an Essay in the Philosophy of Language.  Cambridge: CUP, 1969.

    • "Austin on Locutionary and Illocutionary Acts."  Philosophical Review 77 (1968): 405-424.

    • "What is a Speech-Act?"  Philosophy in America.  Ed. Max Black.  London: Allen and Unwin, 1965.  221-239. 

      • Critical Theory Since 1965 Ed. Hazard Adams and Leroy Searle.  Tallahassee: UP of Florida, 1986.  60-70.

      • Philosophy of Language.  Ed. Searle.  Oxford: OUP, 1971.  39-53.

    • "Literary Theory and its Discontents."  New Literary History 25 (): 637-66.




  • Anthologies:

    • Burkhardt, A. ed.  Speech Acts: Meanings and Intentions: Critical Approaches to the Philosophy of John R. Searle.  Berlin: de Gruyter, 1990.

    • Franken, Dirk, Attila Karakus, and Jan G. Michel, eds.  John R. Searle: Thinking About the Real World.  Frankfurt: Ontos, 2010.

    • Koepsell, David, and Laurence Moss, eds.  John Searle's Ideas About Social Reality: Extensions, Criticisms and Reconstructions.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.

    • Smith, Barry, ed.  Cambridge Companion to Searle.  Cambridge: CUP, 2003.

    • Tsohatzidis, Savas L., ed.  John Searle's Philosophy of Language: Force, Meaning and Mind.  Cambridge: CUP, 2007.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Frank, Manfred.  "The Entropy of Language: Reflections on the Searle-Derrida Debate."  The Subject and the Text: Essays on Literary Theory and Philosophy.  Ed. Andrew Bowie.  Trans. Helen Atkins.  Cambridge: CUP, 1997.  123-189.

    • Mulligan, Kevin.  "Searle, Derrida and the Ends of Phenomenology."  Cambridge Companion to Searle.  Ed. Barry Smith.  Cambridge: CUP, 2003.  281-286.
    • Prado, C. G.  Searle and Foucault on Truth.  Cambridge: CUP, 2005.
    • Rust, Joshua.  John Searle.  London: Continuum, 2009.



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