This book treats many complex topics such as the relationship between brain and consciousness, the 'Chinese Room' argument, and Searle's aesthetic and political ideas.
This is NOT the typical interview book, filled with self-indulgence and old-time stories. Mr. Faigenbaum uses his deep knowledge of Searle's developments to discuss the central aspects of his work, shedding light on the key role Searle played in 20th century philosophy. Thorough but also entertaining, a book that should be read by anyone who wants to understand the underlying tension in current philosophical ideas. The book also includes many revealing stories and facts about Searle's years at Oxford.