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The Character of Consciousness
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The Character of Consciousness

David J. Chalmers

Abstract

What is consciousness? How does the subjective character of consciousness fit into an objective world? How can there be a science of consciousness? This book develops a unified framework that addresses these questions and many others. Starting with a statement of the “hard problem” of consciousness, the book builds a positive framework for the science of consciousness and a nonreductive vision of the metaphysics of consciousness. It then develops a positive theory in new directions. The book includes original accounts of how we think and know about consciousness, of the unity of consciousness, ... More

Keywords: consciousness, metaphysics of consciousness, unity of consciousness, consciousness meter, Garden of Eden, perceptual experience, The Matrix

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195311105
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311105.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Chalmers, author
Australian National University
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