John Searle

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John Rogers Searle (American English pronunciation: ; born July 31, 1932) is an American philosopher widely noted for contributions to the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and social philosophy. He began teaching at UC Berkeley in 1959, and was Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Language and Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, until June 2019, when his status as professor emeritus was revoked because he was found to have violated the university's sexual harassment policies. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Searle was secretary of "Students against Joseph McCarthy". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Searle has received more than 1,338,495 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). John Searle is the 368th most popular philosopher (down from 296th in 2019), the 1,022nd most popular biography from United States (down from 755th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Philosopher.

John Searle is most famous for his Chinese Room argument.

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Among philosophers, John Searle ranks 368 out of 1,267Before him are Nachmanides, Stilpo, Alexandre Koyré, René Girard, Alexandre Kojève, and Ban Zhao. After him are Nasir Khusraw, Francis Hutcheson, Jean Gerson, Gershom Scholem, Richard Avenarius, and Nicephorus Gregoras.

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Among people born in 1932, John Searle ranks 55Before him are Sheldon Lee Glashow, Vytautas Landsbergis, Robert Mundell, Thomas Klestil, Louis Malle, and Harriet Andersson. After him are Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Algirdas Brazauskas, Rainer Weiss, Nam June Paik, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, and Piper Laurie.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Searle ranks 1,022 out of 20,380Before him are Kevin Kline (1947), Walter Lippmann (1889), Jerome Karle (1918), Hugh Glass (1783), Duff McKagan (1964), and Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909). After him are W. Edwards Deming (1900), Paul Allen (1953), Cass Elliot (1941), Michael Jai White (1967), Edward Tatum (1909), and Thomas Wolfe (1900).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, John Searle ranks 7Before him are John Rawls (1921), George Herbert Mead (1863), Robert Nozick (1938), Judith Butler (1956), Anne Sullivan (1866), and Richard Rorty (1931). After him are Hilary Putnam (1926), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Nelson Goodman (1906), Martha Nussbaum (1947), Daniel Dennett (1942), and Willard Van Orman Quine (1908).