David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Consciousness Studies 3 (1):7-13 (1996)
In this essay, I hope to make clearer what the points of division between the materialists and the sceptics are. I argue that the rifts are quite deep and turn on basic differences in understanding the scientific enterprise. In section I, I outline the disagreements between David Chalmers and me, arguing that consciousness is not a brute fact about the world. In section II, I point out the fundamental difference between the materialists and the sceptics, suggesting that this difference is not something that further discussion or argumentation can overcome. In the final section, I outline one view of scientific explanation and conclude that the source of conflict really turns on a difference in the rules each side has adopted in playing the game
|Keywords||Consciousness Materialism Scepticism Science Chalmers, D|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Neil Campbell (2009). Why We Should Lower Our Expectations About the Explanatory Gap. Theoria 75 (1):34-51.
India Morrison (2005). Explaining Explanations of Behavior. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9 (6):266-267.
Similar books and articles
Max Emil Deutsch (2001). Consciousness and the Insignificance of Materialism. Dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
Valerie Gray Hardcastle (1993). The Naturalists Versus the Skeptics: The Debate Over a Scientific Understanding of Consciousness. Journal of Mind and Behavior 14 (1):27-50.
Eugene O. Mills (1996). Giving Up on the Hard Problem of Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 3 (1):26-32.
Galen Strawson (2003). Real Materialism. In Louise M. Antony (ed.), Chomsky and His Critics. Malden Ma: Blackwell Publishing
David John Chalmers (2010). The Character of Consciousness. Oxford University Press.
Piotr Boltuc (2009). The Philosophical Issue in Machine Consciousness. International Journal of Machine Consciousness 1 (01):155-176.
Brian D. Earp (2012). I Can't Get No (Epistemic) Satisfaction: Why the Hard Problem of Consciousness Entails a Hard Problem of Explanation. Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 5 (1):14-20.
Dave Beisecker (2010). Zombies, Phenomenal Concepts, and the Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment. Journal of Consciousness Studies 17 (3-4):3-4.
Philip Cam (1984). Consciousness and Content-Formation. Inquiry 27 (December):381-98.
William E. Seager (1995). Consciousness, Information, and Panpsychism. Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (3):272-88.
Piotr Boltuc (2012). The Engineering Thesis in Machine Consciousness. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 16 (2):187-207.
Eric Dietrich & Anthony S. Gillies (2001). Consciousness and the Limits of Our Imaginations. Synthese 126 (3):361-381.
David J. Chalmers (2004). How Can We Construct a Science of Consciousness? In Michael S. Gazzaniga (ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences Iii. MIT Press 1111--1119.
Tony Cheng (2011). Review of The Character of Consciousness. [REVIEW] Metapsychology 15 (6).
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads134 ( #15,123 of 1,725,580 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #134,647 of 1,725,580 )
How can I increase my downloads?