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David John Chalmers -Deion

He was influenced by philosophers such as Douglas Hofstadter, Daniel Dennett, and Rene Descartes.

David Chalmers is mostly noted for his work on consciousness in both his 1995 and 1996 book “Facing Up to the problem of Consciousness” his formulation of “hard problem of consciousness” has earned him lots of recognition. He is also famous for his strong strong commitment to the logical possibility of philosophical zombies; however, these zombies aren’t what we have in mind instead they are exact duplicates of us but just lack the qualitative experience. Also, he is well known for his work on the philosophy of language or “theory of reference” and how words secure their referents along side with Frank Johnson they came up with the idea of two dimensional-ism. He is also known notable for his idea of neutral monism which is the idea that mental and physical are two ways of organizing the same object which the objects themselves are “neutral”. Views from the point of neutral monism deny that mental and physical are two different things but instead the universe is neutral and not mental or physical.

I think that all of his views and ideas are way above at this point -.- so I don’t really have anything to say except that they seem interesting from the researching that I’ve done so far. 

I think neutral monism and how he feels that nothing is mental or physical but it’s neutral is really confusing and just how the whole concept of consciousness works is a big mind blowing thought… 




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