David Chalmers: The Conscious Mind (excerpt) — A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

NOTE: This is an excerpt from the two-part, 60-minute DVD.

Philosopher David Chalmers points out that most modern attempts to explain consciousness fail to address the fundamental problem of subjective experience–i.e., what it is like to be conscious. He argues for a “naturalistic dualism” in which non-physical consciousness is viewed as a fundamental aspect of nature.

David Chalmers, Ph.D., is professor of philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is author of The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory.”

Published on August 26, 2010