Facts about John Searle

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John Searle is a famous Philosopher from USA, he/she is 87 years old and still alive, born December 1, 1932.

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He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 12 quotes who is written / told by John.

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Famous quotes by John Searle (12)


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"Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples"
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"We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions"
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"My car and my adding machine understand nothing: they are not in that line of business"
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"There are clear cases in which "understanding" literally applies and clear cases in which it does not apply; and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument"
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"Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body who tended to be quite active. I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places"
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"I want to block some common misunderstandings about "understanding": In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word "understanding.""
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"In many cases it is a matter for decision and not a simple matter of fact whether x understands y; and so on"
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"I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing"
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"Whatever is referred to must exist. Let us call this the axiom of existence"
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"An utterance can have Intentionality, just as a belief has Intentionality, but whereas the Intentionality of the belief is intrinsic the Intentionality of the utterance is derived"
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"Where questions of style and exposition are concerned I try to follow a simple maxim: if you can't say it clearly you don't understand it yourself"
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"Where conscious subjectivity is concerned, there is no distinction between the observation and the thing observed"


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