"THERE ARE PORTIONS OF THE REAL WORLD, OBJECTIVE FACTS IN THE WORLD, THAT ARE ONLY FACTS BY HUMAN AGREEMENT": FIRST EDITION OF SEARLE'S THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL REALITY; SIGNED BY HIM
The Construction of Social Reality.
Searle, John R.$450.00
Item Number: 88030
New York: The Free Press, 1995.
First edition of Searle’s reply to Derrida’s philosophy of deconstruction. Octavo, original boards. Signed by John Searle on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Henri Matisse.
Widely acknowledged for his contributions to social philosophy, American philosopher and professor John Rogers Searle has published dozens of theoretical texts debating the constructs of language, consciousness and reality. Searle published The Consctruction of Social Reality as a direct response to French philosopher Jacques Derrida's theory of deconstruction which critiques the relationship between text and meaning.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Basic Books, 1998.
First edition of this later philosophical work by Searle. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by John R. Searle on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Storrings.
New York: Charles Scribners, 1925.
First edition, first state with “chatter” p. 60, “northern” p.119, “sick in tired” p.205, and “Union Street station” p. 211. Octavo, original dark green cloth. In near fine condition, with the gilt lettering to the spine bright, light rubbing to the endpaper. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
New York: Villard Books, 1996.
First edition of this “engrossing work…with a telling eye for detail, Krakauer has captured the sad saga of a stubborn, idealistic young man” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page with the added words, “I now walk into the woods Jon Krakauer.” The line is from the Into the Wild. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Perr and Daniel Rembert. An exceptional example.