Language and Social Ontology: the Construction of Social Reality as an Engineering Problem

John Searle is professor of philosophy and cognitive science at U.C. Berkeley. He is world-famous for his contributions to artificial intelligence, the theory of the human mind, the theory of language and the theory of social reality. He is a philosopher whose theories have been used by many social scientists and linguists. Searle is well-known for his outspoken positions. He believes that computers cannot think or understand language, and that social reality can be constructed on the basis of a few basic building blocks.

Interviews and lectures by John Searle can be seen on YouTube. This lecture is organized by Studium Generale in cooperation with the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies (ECIS).

Eindhoven University of Technology
Thursday October 1, 2009.
Location and time: De Zwarte Doos, 12.45 – 13.45

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