Searle, John (1932–)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DD088-1
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List of works

  • Searle, J.R. (1969) Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Develops a theory of how language is an expression of thought.)

  • Searle, J.R. (1979) Expression and Meaning: Studies in the Theory of Speech Acts, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Further development of his theory of speech acts.)

  • Searle, J.R. (1983) Intentionality: An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Develops a theory of intentionality.)

  • Searle, J.R. (1984) Minds, Brains and Science, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (Criticizes the very idea of artificial intelligence; includes famous ‘Chinese room argument’.)

  • Searle, J.R. (1987) ‘Indeterminacy, Empiricism, and the First Person’, The Journal of Philosophy LXXXIV: 123–146.

    (An important critisism of Quine’s indeterminancy thesis.)

  • Searle, J.R. (1992) The Rediscovery of the Mind, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

    (Criticizes the dominant traditions in the philosophy of mind– in particular, materialism and dualism.)

  • Searle, J.R. (1995) The Construction of Social Reality, New York: Free Press.

    (Examines the structures of the world that are facts only by human agreement.)

References and further reading

  • Lepore, E. and van Gulick, R. (1991) John Searle and his Critics, Oxford: Blackwell.

    (A useful collection of essays with a reply by Searle).

Citing this article:
Lepore, Ernie. Bibliography. Searle, John (1932–), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DD088-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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