John R. Searle (1932 - ) - An American philosopher of mind and language who currently teaches at UC Berkeley. Searle is best known for his work on intentionality and speech acts and is famous for his Chinese Room proof.

Searle's work is influential in the areas of cognitive science and artificial intelligence. His philosophy is firmly based in the Anglo-American philosophical tradition and adheres strictly to formal logic and common sense - or Searle's view of common sense at least.

Searle has published numerous works and has been translated into twenty languages. His books are:

Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language (1969)
The Campus War (1971)
Expression and Meaning: Studies in the Theory of Speech Acts (1979)
Intentionality: An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind (1983)
Minds, Brains and Science (1984)
The Foundations of Illocutionary Logic (with Daniel Vanderveken, 1985)
The Rediscovery of the Mind (1992)
The Construction of Social Reality (1995)
The Mystery of Consciousness (1997)
Mind, Language and Society, Philosophy in the Real World (1998)

He has also published numerous articles. A complete bibliography of Searle's writings can be found at:

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