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(2018) The map and the territory, Dordrecht, Springer.

The map and the territory

John Searle

pp. 71-78

I have in my hand a road map of the state of California. Like all such ordinary objects it is philosophically astounding and I am going to explore some of its astounding features. The interest that the map has for me is not just in the specifics of map productions and cartographic representations, but I have a series of questions of a much more philosophical and indeed almost metaphysical kind about the relation between representation and reality and the implications that these have for our relations to the world.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72478-2_4

Full citation:

Searle, J. (2018)., The map and the territory, in S. Wuppuluri & F. A. Doria (eds.), The map and the territory, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 71-78.

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