Searlen illustraatiot

Filosofia on hauskaa, katsokaa vaikka (Searle 1995, 33-34).

”But for social facts, the attitude we take toward the phenomenon is partly constitutive of the phenomenon. If, for example, we give a big cocktail party, and invite everyone in Paris, and if things get out of hand, and it turns out that the casualty rate is greater than the Battle of Austerlitz — all the same, it is not a war; it is just one amazing cocktail party; part of being a war is being thought to be a war. This is a remarkable feature of social facts; it has no analogue among physical facts.”

Searle, John R. (1995) The Construction of Social Reality. Lontoo: Penguin.