The Conscious Mind
In Search of a Fundamental Theory
By (author) David John Chalmers
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Conscious Mind by David John Chalmers
Book DescriptionWhat 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? David J. Chalmers 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 thought-provoking style, Chalmers proposes that conscious experience must be understood 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. Engaging and penetrating, this book adds a fresh new perspective to the subject that is sure to spark debate about our understanding of the mind for years to come.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195117899
(234mm x 155mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 12-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David John Chalmers
Constructing the World, Paperback (January 2014)
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-according to which reasoning from a limited class of basic truths yields all truths about the world-to address central themes in philosophy.
Conscious Mind, Hardback (October 2004)
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? In 'The Conscious Mind', philosopher David J. Chalmers offers an analysis on these hotly debated issues, as he unveils a major new theory of consciousness.
Philosophy of Mind, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by David John Chalmers
This is a comprehensive collection of readings in the philosophy of mind, ranging from Descartes to the leading edge of the discipline. Extensive selections cover foundations, the nature of consciousness, and the nature of mental content.
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Author Biography - David John Chalmers
David J. Chalmers is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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