Portrait of Chalmers

The many faces of subjective experience

Here’s a man of genuine distinction who singlehandedly reinvigorated philosophy of mind with his The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (thanks to Chris Onof who gave it to me as a gift) not to mention Dave’s hand in the extended mind literature and selfless service to the community – PhilPapers.

I’m interested in consciousness as a scientific concept and there is always this difficulty representing [it] using language; we simply don’t have the words to describe it . . . The artworks in this exhibition can be seen as ways of effectively depicting subjective experience.

Nicely put Dave. No wonder I have a soft spot for all artistic endeavours.