One of the world's important philosophers of mind and language, John Searle is direct, combative, and intellectually ambitious. This book explains Searle's ideas, while also testing and exploring their implications. It takes up his philosophy of language, examining how Searle treats speech acts and thinks about the metaphorical use of language.
Nick Fotion is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He is the author of Moral Situations and Military Ethics: Looking Toward the Future, coauthor of Military Ethics and Toleration, and coeditor of Hare and Critics: Essays on Moral Thinking.