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TA 100 (Smith)

 

Commentary 13 (to C11, Searle)

 

 

( BRAIN  AND  MIND )

by Bill Adams

27 February 2008, posted 1 March 2008

 

 

In Searle's reply to Papineau (Commentary 11 posted on KJF 23 Feb 08), Searle asserts his fundamental belief :  "all of my conscious processes are caused by neuronal processes."

 

Can't Searle's neuronal processes proceed without producing verbal exhaust ?  If his words are mere byproducts of his thalamocortical system, why should we pay any attention to what he says ? 

 

If Searle cannot control the verbal output of his autonomous brain, he should quarantine himself until the spasms stop and he regains control of his mind.

 

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Bill Adams

     e-mail <wiladams (at) chapman.edu

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