John Searle

Our shared condition — consciousness

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Filmed Jan 2013 at TEDxCERN
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Philosopher John Searle lays out the case for studying human consciousness — and systematically shoots down some of the common objections to taking it seriously. As we learn more about the brain processes that cause awareness, accepting that consciousness is a biological phenomenon is an important first step. And no, he says, consciousness is not a massive computer simulation.

John Searle
/ Philosopher

John Searle has made countless contributions to contemporary thinking about consciousness, language, artificial intelligence and rationality itself.  Full bio.

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