Online papers on consciousness
March 3, 2005 9:28 AM   Subscribe

Online papers on consciousness from androids to zombies, compiled by David Chalmers. Need a primer before you jump into the heavy stuff? See his Guide to the Philosophy of Mind. [via The Curvature of the Earth is Overwhelmed by Local Noise]
posted by DevilsAdvocate (7 comments total)
Yes, a few of the links are 404'd, and a few are just abstracts rather than full papers, but it's still a fascinating collection.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:28 AM on March 3, 2005

Nice!!! LOTS of great papers linked to there. Right up my alley - thank you for sharing.
posted by Bort at 9:42 AM on March 3, 2005

Thanks, DevilsAdvocate, his theorizing is very informative. I think so much of the science fiction and interest in A.I. draws its strength from the question: What does it mean to be a human? The plots and underpinnings and success of AI rest on our ability to understand our own nature. Androids built to simulate intelligence -- with answers paired to questions might be headed in the wrong direction. To pass the turing test, so much learning ability is needed, to approach the human cycle of maturation. This can be the difference between an android being labeled a monster (failure) or simply a foreigner or "ice man".
posted by uni verse at 9:56 AM on March 3, 2005

I am a philosophical zombie, but I can't prove it.
posted by orthogonality at 11:20 AM on March 3, 2005

Don't even joke, bro, cause I will shoot you in the head.
posted by Doug at 1:29 PM on March 3, 2005

this is an old haunt of mine... thanks for giving it props.
posted by moonbird at 2:00 PM on March 3, 2005

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