Searle J. R. (1993) Rationality and realism, what is at stake? Daedalus 122(4): 55–83. Fulltext at https://cepa.info/4006
Rationality and realism, what is at stake?
Daedalus 122(4): 55–83.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/4006
Excerpt: I will try to identify some of the elements of the Western conceptions of rationality and realism that are now under challenge. My aim is not so much to resolve the disputes but to identify (at least some of) what exactly is in dispute. I will also briefly discuss some of the consequences different conceptions of rationality and realism have for higher education. These are not the only issues underlying the disputes in current debates about higher education, nor are these the only theoretical and philosophical issues in higher education, but they are worth discussing and as far as I know have not been addressed in quite these terms before.