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UH Manoa Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes UC Berkeley philosopher John Searle

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jeannie Lum, (808) 956-4244
College of Education
David Baker, (808) 956-9405
UH Manoa English Department
Posted: Mar 30, 2005

John R. Searle, one of the world‘s leading philosophers in the field of human consciousness and the study of the mind, will deliver the next public presentation in the UH Manoa Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, April 21.

Searle is Mills Professor of Philosophy and Language at UC Berkeley. He will speak on the topic "Consciousness as a Problem in Neuroscience," at the UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom beginning at 7:00 p.m.

"We are fortunate to have Dr. Searle on campus for this pubic presentation and a related seminar," said Jeannie Lum, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations, and a former student of Searle‘s. "He offers perspective and insight for scholars across multiple disciplines — linguistics, anthropology, sociology, history, literature, psychology, medicine, and the arts. We expect a diverse audience and a fascinating evening."

A former Rhodes Scholar and Don at Oxford University, Searle received his Ph.D. in Philosophy there in 1969. At Berkeley in the 1960s, Searle was the first tenured faculty member to support the Free Speech Movement. He is the author of numerous books, the most recent — Mind: A Brief Introduction — was published in 2004. It will be available in April at the UH Manoa bookstore and at Campus Center on the night of the lecture.

His appearance here is jointly sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy and Educational Foundations.

For additional information, call Jeannie Lum, Associate Professor, College of Education - (808) 956-4244.

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