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David Chalmers

'Consciousness, iPhones and philosophical zombies'

Interview with David Chalmers
Video: 13 minutes

Professor David Chalmers explains his interest in philosophy and introduces some of his theories on the conscious mind.

This video was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

Video transcript

1 . David Chalmers 2011 All Nick Mourtzakis. © Nick Mourtzakis.

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10:30am, Wed 26 May

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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