Searle on consciousness and freewill

05/12/2013 11:14

John Searle

Searle views consciousness as a real biological phenomenon. He notes that it is qualitative, subjective and unified. Every conscious state is qualitative, in that there is something that it is like, or feels like to be in that state. This applies both to sensations and to thoughts. They are subjective in that they exist only in the experience of a person. Consciousness is unified in the sense that the taste of food and the feeling of an object are part of a single consciousness moment. [Read more] ...