July 11, 2009
David Chalmers, Ph. D., is a distinguished professor of philosophy and director of the centre for consciousness at the Australian national university as well as a professor of philosophy at New York University. He is especially interested in consciousness, but also interested in artificial intelligence and computation, philosophical issues about meaning and possibility, and the foundations of cognitive science and of physics.
He helped found the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness and is associate editor of PSYCHE, an interdisciplinary e-journal on consciousness. Dr. Chalmers helps organize the biannual Tucson conferences on consciousness. He also edits the philosophy of mind series at Oxford University Press, and is the philosophy of mind editor for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and philosophy editor for the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science.
Dr. Chalmers is the author of The Conscious Mind:In Search of a Fundamental Theory (Oxford University Press, 1996). His article “Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness” forms the basis of Explaining Consciousness: The Hard Problem (MIT Press, 1997, Shear, J. ed.)