The Problem of Consciousness Essay by Master Researcher

The Problem of Consciousness
This paper uses two different theories by John R. Searle and David J. Chalmers in order to discuss the problem of consciousness.
# 89788 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Psychology (Theory)

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This essay looks at two works that attempt to deal with the problem of consciousness. These works are "Minds, Brains, and Programs" by John R. Searle and "Facing up to the Problem of Consciousness" by David J. Chalmers. The writer points out that there are many similarities between these works. However, there are also a wide range of differences. It is argued in this essay that Chalmers provides the better explanation for consciousness. The writer maintains that this is because he uses a non-reductive method to try and explain the nature of consciousness based on the idea that experience is a fundamental.

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"Consciousness is one of the most problematic concepts in philosophy, psychology, neurobiology and a wide range of other disciplines."

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