Part 5. The Golden Principles of Language

We intend what we say insofar as we say what we mean

In order to grasp Searle’s conception of how language functions, (and how he thinks intentionality fits into the equation), we need to look at a few of his “golden” principles.

I will delve into specifics in a moment, but here are the crucial notions that he lists:



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Flannery Wilson

Flannery has a PhD in Comparative Literature. She teaches French, Italian, and visual media. Her book on Taiwanese cinema can be found on Amazon.