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John Searle

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John Rogers Searle (; 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 2019. 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 1,123,588 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). John Searle is the 300th most popular philosopher (down from 287th in 2019), the 755th most popular biography from United States (down from 708th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Philosopher.

John Searle is most famous for his Chinese Room argument.

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Among philosophers, John Searle ranks 300 out of 1,081Before him are Sri Aurobindo, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Jerome of Prague, Rudolf Otto, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, and Aristoxenus. After him are Alfred Tarski, Cleanthes, Johann Reuchlin, Miskawayh, Abraham ibn Ezra, and Anne Sullivan.

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Among people born in 1932, John Searle ranks 44Before him are Valentino, Houari Boumédiène, Robert Mundell, Roy Scheider, Louis Malle, and Ryszard Kapuściński. After him are Vytautas Landsbergis, Oliver E. Williamson, Stéphane Audran, Little Richard, Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, and Stephen Covey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Searle ranks 755 out of 18,182Before him are Buckminster Fuller (1895), Mark Hamill (1951), Marvin Gaye (1939), Tobin Bell (1942), H. L. Mencken (1880), and Stanley B. Prusiner (1942). After him are Woody Harrelson (1961), Steve Reich (1936), Matthew McConaughey (1969), Larry Ellison (1944), Michael Rockefeller (1938), and Richard Dean Anderson (1950).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, John Searle ranks 4Before him are John Rawls (1921), George Herbert Mead (1863), and Robert Nozick (1938). After him are Anne Sullivan (1866), Hilary Putnam (1926), Richard Rorty (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), Judith Butler (1956), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), and Nelson Goodman (1906).