"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.