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Faculty of Philosophy



'Consciousness as a Problem in Philosophy & Neurobiology' by John Searle

Thursday 22 May, 5pm

Professor John Searle (Willis S and Marion Slusser Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Language, University of California, Berkeley) will give a public lecture as part of the CRASSH Mellon Centre for Interdisciplinary Innovation Visiting Professor programme. The event takes place from 5pm to 6.30pm at Lee Hall, Wolfson College. It is open to all.

Professor Searle's work ranges broadly over philosophical problems of mind and language. Recent books include The Mystery of Consciousness (1997), Mind, Language and Society: Philosophy in the Real World  (1998), Rationality in Action (2001), Mind (2004), and Liberté et Neurobiologie (2004). He teaches philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and philosophy of social science; recent seminars topics include consciousness, free will, and rationality.

His numerous awards include Puffendorf Medal, Sweden, 2006; Mind and Brain Prize, Italy, 2006; National Humanities Medal, USA 2004; Jovellanos Prize, Spain, 2000; Jean Nicod Prize, France, 2000; Tasan Prize, Korea, 2000; Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California, Berkeley, 1999; Homer Smith Award N.Y.U. School of Medicine, 1993; and the Fulbright Award 1983 and 1985.

Thursday, 22 May, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:30
Event location: 
Lee Hall, Wolfson College