The Conscious Mind

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The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory
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AuthorDavid Chalmers
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectPhilosophy of mind
Published1996 (Oxford University Press)
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages432
ISBN978-0195117899

The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory is a 1996 book by David Chalmers,[1] an Australian philosopher specializing in the area of philosophy of mind.

Summary[edit]

Chalmers presents the major arguments against materialist theories of consciousness, and then advances his own dualistic theory of consciousness based on "Shannon information partitions".[2] He refers to his alternate view as naturalistic dualism.

Reception[edit]

Academic journals[edit]

The Conscious Mind has been reviewed in many journals including Foundations of Physics,[3] Psychological Medicine,[4] Mind,[5] The Journal of Mind and Behavior,[2] and Australian Review of Books.[6]

Popular press[edit]

The book was described by The Sunday Times as "one of the best science books of the year."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Chalmers. The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  2. ^ a b https://umaine.edu/jmb/back-issues/1996-2/volume-17-number-4-autumn-1996/
  3. ^ Henry P. Stapp. Book Review -- The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory Foundations of Physics, Volume 26, Number 8, 1996, pp. 1091-1097.
  4. ^ John Smythes. The Conscious Mind. By D. Chalmers Psychological Medicine (1998), 28 : 233-241.
  5. ^ Joseph Levine. The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory Mind, Vol. 107, No. 428 (Oct., 1998), pp. 877-881.
  6. ^ Peter Goldsworthy. Review of The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory Australian Review of Books, November 1997, pp. 6-7.
  7. ^ The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (1996), paperback edition, back cover.