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Actually, I think most people accept the existence of qualia. David Chalmers#Accept 77
David Chalmers#Accept 77
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. David Chalmers#Advocate 76
David Chalmers#Advocate 76
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. David Chalmers#Anyone 62
David Chalmers#Anyone 62
People have managed to avert their eyes and hope for the best. David Chalmers#Avert 56
David Chalmers#Avert 56
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. David Chalmers#Already 55
David Chalmers#Already 55
What does it mean, exactly, for a given system to be a neural correlate of consciousness? David Chalmers#Consciousness 55
David Chalmers#Consciousness 55
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. David Chalmers#Science 45
David Chalmers#Science 45
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. David Chalmers#Attached 41
David Chalmers#Attached 41
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. David Chalmers#Science 30
David Chalmers#Science 30
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. David Chalmers#Anyway 24
David Chalmers#Anyway 24
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