Meeting Dan Sperber’s Challenge to Searlean Social Ontology

Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica Junior 2 (2):120-123 (2011)
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What follows is a brief commentary to Dan Sperber's plenary lecture at ECAP7 "The deconstruction of social unreality". Sperber's main criticism to Searle's socia lontology is that Searle attributes a causal role to mere Cambridge properties. Sperber then argues that declarations do not create institutional facts causally, criticizes the Serlean theory of recognition/acceptance and put forward his thesis using the concept cognitive causal chains.

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Guglielmo Feis
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