Bill Vallicella over at Maverick Philosopher has some interesting posts concerning consciousness. I am currently reading Searle’s “Mind: A Brief Introduction”. I haven’t completed enough of it to say whether I agree with Vallicella that Searle’s theory of mind is hopeless, but I do agree with his view of Searle as the critic. That is one of the reasons that I like Searle. He is not afraid to take unpopular stands on issues. One of the other reasons that I like Searle is that he is able to give Dennett fits from time to time.