The Construction of Social Reality

By John Searle
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"The Construction of Social Reality" by John Searle is a groundbreaking exploration of how collective beliefs and language shape human society. Searle argues that social reality is not objective but rather a product of our shared understanding and agreement. He emphasizes the role of language in the creation and maintenance of social institutions and norms. Analyzing various examples, from money and marriage to political power and promises, Searle reveals the intricate mechanisms behind the construction of social reality. In this succinct and enlightening work, Searle challenges conventional notions and prompts readers to reconsider their perceptions of the social world, ultimately offering a profound understanding of the complex ways we collectively shape our reality.
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