John Searle:
Our shared condition — consciousness

TEDxCERN · 14:59 · Filmed May 2013

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