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Review: The Character of Consciousness

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Abstract


  • Chalmers is a very big name in the philosophy of consciousness and

    this is a very big book about consciousness. Weighing in at over six

    hundred pages and comprised of fourteen, already published

    papers (two of which are co-authored), it collects together

    Chalmers’ greatest hits on consciousness in one handy tome. It is

    comprised of some highly technical and intricate philosophical

    papers juxtaposed with a couple of more accessible writings that

    have influenced disciplines outside of philosophy. For anyone

    wishing to familiarize themselves with the nuances and fine details

    of Chalmers’ approach (or who lacks the full set of his papers

    already) the book offers excellent value for money. It provides a

    window on what motivates his approach and, crucially, where his

    thinking is leading him now.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (2012). Review: The Character of Consciousness. Philosophy, 87 (2), 298-306.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1726&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/721

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 298

End Page


  • 306

Volume


  • 87

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Chalmers is a very big name in the philosophy of consciousness and

    this is a very big book about consciousness. Weighing in at over six

    hundred pages and comprised of fourteen, already published

    papers (two of which are co-authored), it collects together

    Chalmers’ greatest hits on consciousness in one handy tome. It is

    comprised of some highly technical and intricate philosophical

    papers juxtaposed with a couple of more accessible writings that

    have influenced disciplines outside of philosophy. For anyone

    wishing to familiarize themselves with the nuances and fine details

    of Chalmers’ approach (or who lacks the full set of his papers

    already) the book offers excellent value for money. It provides a

    window on what motivates his approach and, crucially, where his

    thinking is leading him now.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (2012). Review: The Character of Consciousness. Philosophy, 87 (2), 298-306.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1726&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/721

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 298

End Page


  • 306

Volume


  • 87

Issue


  • 2