Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at the same time it’s the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe.” He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.

Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at the same time it’s the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe.” He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.

David Chalmers.  How do you explain consciousness? Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at the same time it’s the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe.” He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.

David Chalmers. How do you explain consciousness? Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at the same time it’s the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe.” He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.

David Chalmers

David Chalmers

The Australian National University's eminent Prof David Chalmers, ranked the 2nd most influential philosopher in the world in a 2013 global survey. Chalmers makes a distinction between "easy" problems of consciousness, such as explaining object discrimination or verbal reports, and the single hard problem, which could be stated "why does the feeling which accompanies awareness of sensory information exist at all?"

The Australian National University's eminent Prof David Chalmers, ranked the 2nd most influential philosopher in the world in a 2013 global survey. Chalmers makes a distinction between "easy" problems of consciousness, such as explaining object discrimination or verbal reports, and the single hard problem, which could be stated "why does the feeling which accompanies awareness of sensory information exist at all?"

The Hard Problem of Consciousness | David Chalmers and Sam Harris Interview

The Hard Problem of Consciousness | David Chalmers and Sam Harris Interview

Analytic Philosophers: Richard Rorty, Bertrand Russell, Suzanne Langer, Saul Kripke, Daniel Dennett, Ludwig Wittgenstein, David Chalmers, Patricia Churchland, David Lewis, W.V. Quine, Susan Stebbing, Rudolf Carnap.

Analytic Philosophers: Richard Rorty, Bertrand Russell, Suzanne Langer, Saul Kripke, Daniel Dennett, Ludwig Wittgenstein, David Chalmers, Patricia Churchland, David Lewis, W.V. Quine, Susan Stebbing, Rudolf Carnap.

What is consciousness? TedTalk with philosopher David Chalmers- fundamental and universal.....panpsychism

What is consciousness? TedTalk with philosopher David Chalmers- fundamental and universal.....panpsychism

Waking up podcast Sam Harris. In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with philosopher David Chalmers about the nature of consciousness, the challenges of understanding it scientifically, and the prospect that we will one day build it into our machines

Waking up podcast Sam Harris. In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with philosopher David Chalmers about the nature of consciousness, the challenges of understanding it scientifically, and the prospect that we will one day build it into our machines

Cognitive Science | Fall 2013 Speaker Series  Fall 2013, Fridays, 1-3 pm                          Room 7102, CUNY Graduate Center  September 20:  Lila Gleitman Psychology, University of Pennsylvania “How Children Learn Which Words Bear Which Meanings”  September 27:  David Chalmers Philosophy, NYU and ANU; NYU:  Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness; ANU:  Centre for Consciousness Title TBA

Cognitive Science | Fall 2013 Speaker Series Fall 2013, Fridays, 1-3 pm Room 7102, CUNY Graduate Center September 20: Lila Gleitman Psychology, University of Pennsylvania “How Children Learn Which Words Bear Which Meanings” September 27: David Chalmers Philosophy, NYU and ANU; NYU: Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness; ANU: Centre for Consciousness Title TBA

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