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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x145 John Searle: Our shared condition -- consciousness
TV-PG

  • 2013-07-22T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

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. (Filmed at TEDxCERN.)

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