What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the self-aware mind and to feelings as profoundly varied as love or hate, aesthetic pleasure or spiritual yearning? Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, Chalmers takes readers on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness, revealing how contemporary cognitive science and neurobiology have failed to explain how and why mental events emerge from physiological occurrences in the brain.

The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory 1996, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195105537