Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Professor John Searle, philosopher of the mind and language and…
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
Professor John Searle, philosopher of the mind and language and consciousness, speaks at Black Oak Books in Berkeley this Thursday evening at 7:30. As per a previous entry, I suggest picketing Prof. Searle with signs reading, "If Computers Can't Think, We Can't Either!" or something else suitably catchy.