A Conversation With Philosophy Giant John Searle
John R. Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley and the author of over a dozen books on the philosophy of mind, language and society. He’s been the recipient of the Jean Nicod Prize, the National Humanities Medal, and now, the extremely prestigious BEAST Trophy of Awesomeness.
BEAST: Hi, Professor Searle?
John Searle: Yeah.
BEAST: This is Ian Murphy.
JS: Yeah. OK. I’m going to put you on the speaker phone if that’s OK.
JS: I have a broken wrist, so it’s easier to do it this way.
BEAST: Oh, I’m sorry. How did you do that?
JS: Oh, I had a fall. It’s the dumbest thing. You know, it’s not even an interesting injury. It’s just boring. The bone was broken in four places, so that was—
BEAST: Sorry to hear that.