Another insightful post from the Maverick Philosopher. While I’m quite the novice when it comes to philosophy of the mind, I have had similar questions about Searle’s approach to consciousness. I agree with him about the irreducibility of the first person perspective, but I’m not sure how he reconciles that with the third person perspective of scientific naturalism. Perhaps I’ll have a better grasp of it once I’ve completed his last book “Mind: A Brief Introduction“. (It’s taking me longer to finish it than it really should).