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#1. Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with. - Author: David Chalmers
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#2. What does it mean, exactly, for a given system to be a 'neural correlate of consciousness'? - Author: David Chalmers
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#3. I had the idea that it would be wonderful to be a physicist or a mathematician maybe 500 years ago around the time of Newton when there were really fundamental things just lying around to be discovered. - Author: David Chalmers
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#4. People have managed to avert their eyes and hope for the best. - Author: David Chalmers
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#5. I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years. - Author: David Chalmers
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#6. There's certainly nothing original about the observation that conscious experience poses a hard problem. - Author: David Chalmers
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#7. Anyway, there is a lot of really interesting work going on in the neuroscience and psychology of consciousness, and I would love to see philosophers become more closely involved with this. - Author: David Chalmers
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#8. Why should physical processing give rise to a rich inner life at all? It seems objectively unreasonable that it should, and yet it does. - Author: David Chalmers
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#9. Consciousness poses the most baffling problems in the science of the mind. There is nothing that we know more intimately than conscious experience, but there is nothing that is harder to explain. - Author: David Chalmers
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#10. Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news. - Author: David Chalmers
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#11. I never expected this to catch on in the way it did! Of course similar observations have been made by any number of people, and the distinction is obvious to anyone who thinks about the subject a little. - Author: David Chalmers
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#12. How does the water of the brain turn into the wine of consciousness? - Author: David Chalmers
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#13. My interests started about in science and in mathematics; I always thought I was going to be a mathematician. - Author: David Chalmers
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#14. A philosopher might find the general work unsophisticated, and scientists are often bemused by esoteric talk of zombies, supervenience, and possible worlds. - Author: David Chalmers
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#15. Things are still in early stages, but one can imagine that as we build up and systematize our theories of these associations, and try to boil them down to their core, the result might point us toward the sort of fundamental principles I advocate. - Author: David Chalmers
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#16. Studying consciousness tells us more about how the world is fundamentally strange. I think we have a few revolutions to go yet before we get to the bottom of it. - Author: David Chalmers
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#17. It probably helps that my background is in the sciences and I can speak the scientists' language. - Author: David Chalmers
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#18. Sense data are much more controversial than qualia, because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception - that one perceives the world by perceiving one's sense-data, or something like that. - Author: David Chalmers
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#19. Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been attached to the topic for most of this century. - Author: David Chalmers
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#20. I think the existence of zombies would contradict certain laws of nature in our world. It seems to be a law of nature, in our world, that when you get a brain of a certain character you get consciousness going along with it. - Author: David Chalmers
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#21. Actually, I think my view is compatible with much of the work going on now in neuroscience and psychology, where people are studying the relationship of consciousness to neural and cognitive processes without really trying to reduce it to those processes. - Author: David Chalmers
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#22. Although I'm Australian, I find myself much more in sympathy with the Austrian version! - Author: David Chalmers
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#23. Actually, I think most people accept the existence of qualia. - Author: David Chalmers
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