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Bertrand Russell on Human Nature, Construction vs. Destruction, and Science as a Key to Democracy

John Searle - John Rogers Searle (/sɜrl/; born July 31, 1932) is an American philosopher and currently the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Widely noted for his contributions to the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and social philosophy, he began teaching at Berkeley in 1959. He received the Jean Nicod Prize in 2000;[2] the National Humanities Medal in 2004;[3] and the Mind & Brain Prize in 2006. Among his notable concepts is the "Chinese…