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Professor David Chalmers

BSc(Hons) (Adelaide), PhD (Indiana), FAHA

Elected: 2011

Discipline: Philosophy

Specialisation: Philosophy, Cognitive Science

Profile

Professor David Chalmers is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University.  His work in the philosophy of mind and in philosophy of the cognitive sciences is at the forefront of developments in those subjects.  In addition to his Australian position he is a Professor of Philosophy at New York University.

He was, until recently, a Federation Fellow and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.  He presented the prestigious John Locke Lectures at Oxford University in 2010 (only the third Australian philosopher ever to do so).

His book, The Conscious Mind: in Search of a Fundamental Theory, published by Oxford University Press in 1996, was widely and enthusiastically reviewed internationally and subsequent work in the area of consciousness and philosophy of cognition has further established his international reputation.

Appointments

  • McDonnell Fellow, Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology, Washington University (1993 - 1995)
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz (1995 - 1998)
  • Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona (1999 - 2004)
  • Director, Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona (2002 - 2004)
  • ARC Federation Fellow and Professor of Philosophy, the Australian National University (2004 - 2009)
  • Director, Centre for Consciousness, the Australian National University ((2004 -     )
  • Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, the Australian National University (2009 -    )
  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy, New York University (2009 - 2012)
  • Professor of Philosophy, New York University (2012 -     )

Awards

  • Rhodes Scholarship, 1987
  • Stanton Prize, Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 2004
  • Federation Fellowship, Australian Research Council, 2004
  • President, Australian Philosophical Association, 2006 - 2007
  • Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2006
  • Jon Barwise Prize for Philosophy and Computing, 2008
  • John Locke Lecturer, Oxford University, 2010
  • President, Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, 2014

Publications

Chalmers, D J (2012), Constructing the World. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Chalmers, D J (2011), 'Verbal Disputes', in Philosophical Review, Vol 120, pp 515 - 566

Chalmers, D J (2010), The Character of Consciousness. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Chalmers, D J (2004), 'Epistemic Two-Dimensional Semantics', in Philosophical Studies, Vol 118, pp 153 - 226

Chalmers, D J and Jackson, F (2001), 'Conceptual Analysis and Reductive Explanation', in Philosophical Review, Vol 110, pp 315 - 361

Clark, A and Chalmers, D J (1998), 'The Extended Mind', in Analysis, Vol 58, pp 10 - 23

Chalmers, D J (1996), The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Chalmers, D J (1995), 'Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness', in Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2(3), pp 200 - 219

Contact

Contact Information

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  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
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