1. The problem of consciousness; 2. How to study consciousness scientifically; 3. Consciousness; 4. Animal minds; 5. Intentionality and its place in nature; 6. Collective intentions and actions; 7. The explanation of cognition; 8. Intentionalistic explanations in the social sciences; 9. Individual intentionality and social phenomena in the theory of speech acts; 10. How performatives work; 11. Conversation; 12. Analytic philosophy and mental phenomena; 13. Indeterminacy, empiricism and the first person; 14. Skepticism about rules and intentionality.
A collection of essays from one of the most influential philosophers of the last 30 years.
"The scope and consistency of these views, which have now became classical, is truly impressing...Searle is doing some genuinely pioneering work here, suggesting some genuinely new research programs in philosophy of mind."- Alexandre Billon, Metapsychology Online Reviews