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Chalmers, David John 1966-

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Works: 88 works in 283 publications in 7 languages and 9,195 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Forecasts  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Creator, Commentator
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Most widely held works by David John Chalmers
The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory by David John Chalmers( )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 2,782 WorldCat member 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
Metametaphysics : new essays on the foundations of ontology by David John Chalmers( )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,543 WorldCat member 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
Toward a science of consciousness III : the third Tucson discussions and debates by Tucson discussions and debates( )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member 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
Constructing the world by David John Chalmers( )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member 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
The character of consciousness by David John Chalmers( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 557 WorldCat member 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? Here, Chalmers develops a unified framework that addresses these questions and many others
Philosophy of mind : classical and contemporary readings by David John Chalmers( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member 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 mystery of consciousness by John R Searle( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PhilPapers : philosophical research online( )

in English and held by 167 WorldCat member 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
Ishikisuru kokoro : Nō to seishin no konpon riron o motomete by David John Chalmers( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mystère de la conscience by John R Searle( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singularity : could artificial intelligence really out-think us (and would we want it to?) by Uziel Awret( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume represents the combination of two special issues of the Journal of Consciousness Studies on the topic of the technological singularity. Could artificial intelligence really out-think us, and what would be the likely repercussions if it could? Leading authors contribute to the debate, which takes the form of a target chapter by philosopher David Chalmers, plus commentaries from the likes of Daniel Dennett, Nick Bostrom, Ray Kurzweil, Ben Goertzel, Frank Tipler, among many others. Chalmers then responds to the commentators to round off the discussion
L'esprit conscient à la recherche d'une théorie fondamentale by David John Chalmers( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory by David John Chalmers( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conscious mind( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mishlove interviews Chalmers, and they explore the philosophy of consciousness and the mind/body problem
The singularity( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member 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
La mente cosciente by David John Chalmers( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mente consciente : en busca de una teoría fundamental by David John Chalmers( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary philosophy of mind : an annotated bibliography by David John Chalmers( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Browseable online bibliography of over 5,000 print articles and books on philosophy of mind
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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the subjective life of a conscious mind? These questions are among the most hotly debated issues in science and philosophy today. Now, in The Conscious Mind, philosopher David J. Chalmers offers a cogent analysis of this debate as he lays out a major new theory of consciousness, one that rejects the prevailing reductionist trend of science, but is still compatible with a scientific view of the world. Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness. Chalmers convincingly establishes that contemporary cognitive science and neuroscience do not begin to explain how subjective experience emerges from neural processes in the brain. He proposes that conscious experience must instead be understood in a new light - as an irreducible entity (like such physical properties as time, mass, and space) that exists at a fundamental level and cannot be understood as the sum of simpler physical parts. In the second half of the book, he sets out on a quest for a "fundamental theory" - a theory of the basic laws governing the structure and character of conscious experience - and shows how this reconception of the mind could lead us to a new science of consciousness
El misterio de la conciencia by John R Searle( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Metametaphysics : new essays on the foundations of ontology
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Metametaphysics : new essays on the foundations of ontologyToward a science of consciousness III : the third Tucson discussions and debatesThe character of consciousnessPhilosophy of mind : classical and contemporary readingsThe mystery of consciousnessIshikisuru kokoro : Nō to seishin no konpon riron o motometeThe conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theoryLa mente consciente : en busca de una teoría fundamental
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