John Searle, b. 1932. American philosopher of mind and language, best known for his argument that computers are incapabable of true intelligence. He has also been influential in the development of speech act theory.

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John R. Searle
Home page at the University of California, Berkeley. Includes online articles, courses, contact information, bibliography and curriculum vitae in PDF format.
Chinese Room Argument
A study of this argument by Searle and the discussion which it generated. Aimed at beginning students of the philosophy of mind.
Conversation with John Searle
Wide-ranging interview conducted by Harry Kreisler. Features images and streaming video.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Chinese Room Argument
Article by Larry Hauser, on Searle's well-known thought experiment opposing the possibility of artificial intelligence. The argument and several counterarguments are considered.
Rationality in Action - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Raimo Tuomela reviews this book by John Searle.
The Rediscovery of the Mind
A critique of this 1992 work of Searle's, by Kelley L. Ross.
Searle's Chinese Room Argument
A detailed review by Larry Hauser of Searle's arguments against artificial intelligence. Features an extensively annotated bibliography.
Searle, John
Entry by Daniel Barbiero from the Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind. Reviews key aspects of this thinker's doctrine.
Wikipedia: Chinese Room
Offers review by Wikipedia of Searle's arguments to debunk the stronger claims made by Strong AI.

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