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David Chalmers

David Chalmers
David Chalmers I am a philosopher at New York University and the Australian National University. Officially I am Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at NYU, and also (20% time) Professor of Philosophy at ANU. I work in the philosophy of mind and in related areas of philosophy and cognitive science. This site includes quite a bit of my own work (e.g. all of my papers), and it also includes a number of resources I've put together on topics related to consciousness and/or philosophy: e.g., MindPapers (a bibliography), directories of online papers, and some philosophical diversions. What's New: Three Puzzles About Spatial Experience, Why Isn't There More Progress in Philosophy? Background I studied mathematics at the University of Adelaide from 1983 to 1986 and at the University of Oxford in 1987-88. Activities I seem to spend a lot of time organizing things (this is a good work-avoidance strategy). Research

David Chalmers David John Chalmers (/ˈtʃælmərz/;[1] born 20 April 1966) is an Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist specializing in the area of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. He is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University. He is also Professor of Philosophy at New York University.[2] In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Life[edit] Since 2004, Chalmers has been Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Centre for Consciousness, and an ARC Federation Fellow at the Australian National University. A Rhodes Scholar raised in Australia, Chalmers received his PhD at Indiana University Bloomington under Douglas Hofstadter. He is the lead singer of the Zombie Blues band which performed at the Qualia Fest in 2012.[5] in New York. Thought[edit] Philosophy of mind[edit] With Andy Clark, Chalmers has written The Extended Mind, an article about the borders of the mind.[7] "Water is H2O"

Neatorama Daniel Dennett Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Daniel Clement Dennett est un philosophe américain né le à Boston. C'est l'un des plus importants philosophes contemporains, en philosophie de l'esprit et en philosophie des sciences, et tout particulièrement en ce qui concerne les retombées de la théorie de l'évolution (Darwin's Dangerous Idea) et son refus dans quelques milieux religieux interprété à la lumière des sciences cognitives, ces dernières constituant son sujet de prédilection (Consciousness Explained, The Mind's "I", ...). Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Ami de Richard Dawkins, il déclare cependant dans The Atheism Tapes (BBC) ne pas partager son avis sur l'intérêt de lutter contre les religions, estimant que Dawkins « sous-estime le désarroi qui s'emparerait d'une grande partie de la population » si elle devait affronter l'existence sans ce secours. Il précise que cela ne remet pas en cause son athéisme personnel. Les travaux de Dennett[modifier | modifier le code]

growabrain January 22, 2010 This is my last post on grow-a-brain. Thanks for the nearly 20,000,000 visitors who checked in during the 7 years I blogged here. I can be found at my new, personal site, Grow-a-baby, dedicated to Adora, the person above. You may contact me through the email there. Hanan Levin January 22, 2010 in A new Direction, Personal | Permalink | Comments (49) | TrackBack (0) January 08, 2010 On Monday, the at the of at announced that it had made available more than 1,300 boxes of papers, film, movie props and costumes donated by Robert De Niro to researchers and the public. January 8, 2010 in Cinema - "The Godfather" | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0) De Cabeza by Spanish photographer Jorge Miguel Leaf Lines, another flicker set Museum Goers Series by artist Karen Jurick. 2009 Evening Standard Billboards Sir Jefferey Hudson: A dwarf presented in a pie to King Charles I. 1619-1682 January 8, 2010 in Photography | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0) Books You Can Live Without 1.

La Conscience expliquée Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La Conscience expliquée est un livre publié par Daniel Dennett en 1991, tentant d'expliquer ce qu'est la conscience et ses mécanismes en faisant largement appel aux sciences cognitives. La traduction française du livre, assurée par Pascal Engel, fut publiée aux Éditions Odile Jacob en 1993. En fondant son argumentation sur les connaissances récentes en informatique, en psychologie et en neurosciences, Dennett propose une théorie de la conscience qu'il baptise « modèle des versions multiples (en) ». Selon cette théorie des faits simples comme élaborer la prochaine phrase que l'on va énoncer ou faire un choix ne sont en réalité qu'un résultat obtenu au terme d'une compétition darwinienne. Portail de la psychologie | popular urls to the latest web buzz Consciousness Explained Consciousness Explained is a 1991 book by the American philosopher Daniel Dennett which offers an account of how consciousness arises from interaction of physical and cognitive processes in the brain. Synopsis[edit] The book puts forward a "multiple drafts" model of consciousness, suggesting that there is no single central place (a "Cartesian Theater") where conscious experience occurs; instead there are "various events of content-fixation occurring in various places at various times in the brain".[1] The brain consists of a "bundle of semi-independent agencies";[2] when "content-fixation" takes place in one of these, its effects may propagate so that it leads to the utterance of one of the sentences that make up the story in which the central character is one's "self". Dennett's view of consciousness is that it is the apparently serial account for the brain's underlying parallelism. One of the book's more controversial claims is that qualia do not (and cannot) exist. [edit] See also[edit]

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