David Chalmers

David Chalmers is a Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University and Professor of Philosophy at Australian National University. He is also the Co-Director of PhilPapers and was a Rhodes Fellow. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science from Indiana University. 

His main research interests are philosophy of mind, consciousness, and the philosophy of language. One of his most famous ideas is the logical possibility of philosophical zombies. He has also formulated the notion of a hard problem of consciousness. Some of his other more recent work has dealt with the philosophy of verbal disputes.

Representative Publications

” A Computational Foundation for the Study of Cognition.” Journal of Cognitive Science 12:323-57, 2011. Section 2 was published as “On Implementing a Computation”, Minds and Machines 4:391-402, 1994

“Moving Forward on the Problem of Consciousness.” Journal of Consciousness Studies 4(1), 1997. Reprinted in (J. Shear, ed.), Explaining Consciousness: The Hard Problem. MIT Press, 1997

“Minds, Machines, and Mathematics.” Psyche 2:11-20, 1995

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