In-Depth Interview Segment(s) of
Dr. John Searle: Part 1 – Language, Literacy and the Modern Mind
In this the first part of our interview with Dr. John Searle we discuss the difference between human language and animal communication and how literacy acted as the ‘enabling technology’ that gave rise to the modern human mind and the institutions of civilization.
Dr. John Searle is Mills Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Language at University of California- Berkeley. In 2004 he received the National Humanities Medal for shaping modern thought about the nature of the human mind. He is the author of over a dozen books on language, mind and consciousness and has written hundreds of articles and papers. Additional bio info
Professor Searle was a delight to interview and one of the most brilliant human beings we have ever encountered.
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