The Logical Structure of Human Civilization

Date

09-11-2014

Time

7:30–9 p.m.

Location

Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall

Description

The distinctive features of human civilization, as opposed to animal societies, are such things as money, property, marriage, government, etc.  These are created and partly constituted by linguistic representations.  For this reason, they all have logical, propositional structures.  John Searle will explain how they are created and maintained by certain sorts of speech acts and thus explain the nature of human civilization.

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