I came to the US in
1989 from my native Budapest.
Most of the time since I have been living in New York with my family Milan and Barry Loewer. I got my PhD at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
In the year 1998-1999 I was at Cornell
University on a Mellon Fellowship.
Among the other great things that happened that year,
My primary areas of research are the philosophy of mind/psychology and metaphysics. The problems that interest me most, the nature of consciousness, the self, and free will lie at their intersection.
I am currently completing a monograph tentatively entitled Through a glass darkly: conceivability and the mind-body problem. In it I defend the view that our lack of understanding the connection between mind and body is due to the nature of phenomenal concepts. In my view, phenomenal concepts are partly constituted by the phenomenal states they apply to. I also argue that no matter whether the ultimate nature of consciousness is physical or non-physical, our subjective take on it plays a very special role in our lives that no objective understanding can possibly play. This special role is what I intend to explore in my next project on the role of subjectivity in existentialism and Buddhist philosophy.
In my spare time I like to hang out with my family, play the piano, and travel.
Here is my CV.
David Chalmers’ web page (a great resource in philosophy of mind and consciousness)
Hungarian Spectrum (news and analyisis of the Hungarian political scene)
Last updated on April 10, 2016.