John Searle

Our shared condition -- consciousness

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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.

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John Searle · Philosopher

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

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