The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory

Oxford University Press (1996)
Authors
David Chalmers
New York University
Olley Pearson
Durham University
Abstract
The book is an extended study of the problem of consciousness. After setting up the problem, I argue that reductive explanation of consciousness is impossible , and that if one takes consciousness seriously, one has to go beyond a strict materialist framework. In the second half of the book, I move toward a positive theory of consciousness with fundamental laws linking the physical and the experiential in a systematic way. Finally, I use the ideas and arguments developed earlier to defend a form of strong artificial intelligence and to analyze some problems in the foundations of quantum mechanics.
Keywords Philosophy of mind  Consciousness  Mind and body  Dualism
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Call number BD418.3.C43 1996
ISBN(s) 0195117891   9780195117899  
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