Something of a rock star in his field—not least for his shaggy-haired appearance—Chalmers, who teaches at the Australian National University, is one of the most important figures studying human consciousness. A recent popular TED talk put forward the idea that consciousness might be present, in certain respects, at every level of existence. His work inspired Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem.
How do you explain consciousness?
Chalmers gives a TED talk on fundamental nature of consciousness.
On the problem of consciousness and the nature of philosophy
Jørgen Dyrstad and Tomas Midttun Tobiassen interview Chalmers about his philosophical work