Are you conscious now?

July 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

Consiousness: An Introduction|Amazon.comI just finished reading the first chapter of Dr. Susan Blackmore’s book Consciousness: An Introduction. She seems to be posting it in one chapter at a time in pdf form on her website.  There is no way I could afford $53 for a paperback book.  Maybe someday she will do an audio book version for us visually impaired. It has helped me so much and confused me so much more. Which is great, it made me think and it is only the first chapter after all. I was also right about Dr. Blackmore being good place to start my search for information on Consciousness. I can’t wait to read chapter two. I think I should sleep first.

One of the many helpful people mentioned in her book is Professor David Chalmers. He is a philosopher at the Australian National University, a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness, a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at New York University. He works in the philosophy of mind and in related areas of philosophy and cognitive science. He Is especially interested in consciousness, but is also interested in philosophical issues about meaning and possibility, in the foundations of cognitive science and of physics, and a bunch of other things. (According to his website). He introduce the “Hard Problem” That Dr. Blackmore discussed in the video on my blog 7/6/2010.


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