In times like these, the unspoken wedding of “philosophy major” to “cardboard box” looms especially menacingly in your parents’ minds.  However, in a triumphant response to pragmatic parental units everywhere, UC Berkeley honored Slusser Professor of Philosphy John Searle yesterday, its shining exemplar of what pro philosophers are made of, for his fifty years of instruction at UC Berkeley.

Even if you haven’t had the chance to take one of Searle’s stellar “philosophy of mind” or “philosophy of society” courses, read more »