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Chalmers, David John 1966-

Works: 56 works in 211 publications in 8 languages and 7,700 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Interviews  Forecasts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Interviewee
Classifications: BD418.3, 128.2
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The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory by David John Chalmers( Book )
46 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,426 libraries worldwide
What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the self-aware mind and to feelings as profoundly varied as love or hate, aesthetic pleasure or spiritual yearning? These questions today are among the most hotly debated issues among scientists and philosophers, and we have seen in recent years superb volumes by such eminent figures as Francis Crick, Daniel C. Dennett, Gerald Edelman, and Roger Penrose, all firing volleys in what has come to be called the consciousness wars. Now, in The Conscious Mind, philosopher David J. Chalmers offers a cogent analysis of this heated debate as he unveils a major new theory of consciousness, one that rejects the prevailing reductionist trend of science, while offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain. Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness. Chalmers convincingly reveals how contemporary cognitive science and neurobiology have failed to explain how and why mental events emerge from physiological occurrences in the brain. He proposes instead that conscious experience must be understood in an entirely new light--as an irreducible entity (similar to such physical properties as time, mass, and space) that exists at a fundamental level and cannot be understood as the sum of its parts. And after suggesting some intriguing possibilities about the structure and laws of conscious experience, he details how his unique reinterpretation of the mind could be the focus of a new science. Throughout the book, Chalmers provides fascinating thought experiments that trenchantly illustrate his ideas. For example, in exploring the notion that consciousness could be experienced by machines as well as humans, Chalmers asks us to imagine a thinking brain in which neurons are slowly replaced by silicon chips that precisely duplicate their functions--as the neurons are replaced, will consciousness gradually fade away? The book also features thoughtful discussions of how the author's theories might be practically applied to subjects as diverse as artificial intelligence and the interpretation of quantum mechanics. All of us have pondered the nature and meaning of consciousness. Engaging and penetrating, The Conscious Mind adds a fresh new perspective to the subject that is sure to spark debate about our understanding of the mind for years to come.--Publisher's description
The mystery of consciousness by John R Searle( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Ben shu dui yi si wen ti de yi xie you yi yi he you ying xiang de guan dian jin xing le ping pan,Bing zai ci guo cheng zhong ti chu bing she fa zheng cheng
Philosophy of mind : classical and contemporary readings by David John Chalmers( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
This is a comprehensive collection of readings in the philosophy of mind, ranging from Descartes to the leading edge of the discipline
The character of consciousness by David John Chalmers( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
What is consciousness? How does the subjective character of consciousness fit into an objective world? How can there be a science of consciousness? In this sequel to his groundbreaking and controversial The Conscious Mind, David Chalmers develops a unified framework that addresses these questions and many others. Starting with a statement of the "hard problem" of consciousness, Chalmers builds a positive framework for the science of consciousness and a nonreductive vision of the metaphysics of consciousness. He replies to many critics of The Conscious Mind, and then develops a positive theory in new directions. The book includes original accounts of how we think and know about consciousness, of the unity of consciousness, and of how consciousness relates to the external world. Along the way, Chalmers develops many provocative ideas: the "consciousness meter," the Garden of Eden as a model of perceptual experience, and The Matrix as a guide to the deepest philosophical problems about consciousness and the external world. This book will be required reading for anyone interested in the problems of mind, brain, consciousness, and reality
Metametaphysics : new essays on the foundations of ontology by David John Chalmers( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 libraries worldwide
This volume investigates the status and ambitions of metaphysics as a discipline. It brings together many of the central figures in the debate with their most recent work on the semantics, epistemology, and methodology of metaphysics
Constructing the world by David John Chalmers( Book )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
David J. Chalmers constructs a highly ambitious and original picture of the world, from a few basic elements. He returns to Rudolf Carnap's attempt to do the same, and adopts the idea of scrutability - to address central themes in philosophy
Toward a science of consciousness III : the third Tucson discussions and debates by Stuart R Hameroff( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 libraries worldwide
"Can there be a science of consciousness? This issue has been the focus of three landmark conferences sponsored by the University of Arizona in Tucson. This volume presents a selection of invited papers from the third conference. It showcases recent progress in this maturing field by researchers from philosophy, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, phenomenology, and physics."--Jacket
PhilPapers : philosophical research online ( file )
in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. Using advanced trawling techniques and large scale crowdsourcing, we monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics
Le mystère de la conscience by John R Searle( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The conscious mind ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Mishlove interviews Chalmers, and they explore the philosophy of consciousness and the mind/body problem
The singularity ( visu )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"The Singularity is defined as the point in time when computer intelligence exceeds human intelligence ... While we cannot be certain of what our future brings, it is nonetheless important to understand the great strides being made in fields such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and molecular biology, and how these technologies will radically alter the way we live. Inevitably, the question arises: what kind of humans do we want to become? ... The Singularity is a comprehensive and insightful documentary that examines technology's accelerating rate, and deftly addresses the resulting moral questions." -- Container
The conscious mind : in search of a theory of conscious experience by David John Chalmers( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
El misterio de la conciencia : intercambios con Daniel C. Dennett y David J. Chalmers by John R Searle( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Dream debate should Freud's dream theory be abandoned? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Should Freud's dream theory be abandoned? Allan Hobson and Mark Solms have argued this question in many contexts including Solms' 2004 Scientific American article 'Freud returns' and Hobson's accompanying response 'Like a bad dream'. These two giants of dream science met for the first time in formal debate at the April 2006 conference 'Toward a Science of Consciousness' in Tucson, Arizona."--Container
Neural correlates of consciousness : empirical and conceptual questions by Thomas Metzinger( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This book brings together an international group of neuroscientists and philosophers who are investigating how the content of subjective experience is correlated with events in the brain. The fundamental methodological problem in consciousness research is the subjectivity of the target phenomenon--the fact that conscious experience, under standard conditions, is always tied to an individual, first-person perspective. The core empirical question is whether and how physical states of the human nervous system can be mapped onto the content of conscious experience. The search for the neural correlates of consciousness (NCC) has become a highly active field of investigation in recent years. Methods such as single-cell recording in monkeys and brain imaging and electrophysiology in humans, applied to such phenomena as blindsight, implicit/explicit cognition, and binocular rivalry, have generated a wealth of data. The same period has seen the development of a number of theories about NCC location. This volume brings together the leading experimentalists and theoreticians in the field. Topics include foundational and evolutionary issues, global integration, vision, consciousness and the NMDA receptor complex, neuroimaging, implicit processes, intentionality and phenomenal volition, schizophrenia, social cognition, and the phenomenal self. Contributors Jackie Andrade, Ansgar Beckermann, David J. Chalmers, Francis Crick, Antonio R. Damasio, Gerald M. Edelman, Dominic ffytche, Hans Flohr, N.P. Franks, Vittorio Gallese, Melvyn A. Goodale, Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Beena Khurana, Christof Koch, W.R. Lieb, Erik D. Lumer, Thomas Metzinger, Kelly J. Murphy, Romi Nijhawan, Joëlle Proust, Antti Revonsuo, Gerhard Roth, Thomas Schmidt, Wolf Singer, Giulio Tononi
Toward a theory of consciousness by David John Chalmers( Archival Material )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
What is philosophy? by Australasian Association of Philosophy( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Combines two classic models - Plato's Parable of the Cave and the character Socrates - with contemporary philosophers' comments on the subject
Contemporary philosophy of mind: an annotated bibliography by David John Chalmers( file )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A bibliography of recent work in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophy of artificial intelligence. The bibliography is available in HTML and ASCII format
The puzzle of conscious experience by David John Chalmers( file )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Чалмерс, Дэвид
דייוויד צ'אלמרס
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دیوید چالمرز فیلسوف استرالیایی
데이빗 차머스 (David Chalmers)
チャーマーズ, ディヴィッド・J
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