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Why Saying Can Make It So

When:We 01-06-2016 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Faculty of Philosophy, room Omega

Lecture by JP Smit (Stellenbosch) organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Searle has claimed that all of institutional reality depends on our implicit acceptance of declarations (like "I now pronounce you husband and wife", "This note is legal tender", etc.). I highlight some problems with this view, and then...(continue reading...)