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David Chalmers Quotes and Sayings

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What does it mean, exactly, for a given system to be
a "neural correlate of consciousness"?
- David Chalmers

Actually, I think most people accept the existence of qualia.
- David Chalmers

People have managed to avert their eyes and hope for the best.
- David Chalmers

Although I'm Australian, I find myself much more in
sympathy with the Austrian version!
- David Chalmers

 

There's certainly nothing original about the observation
that conscious experience poses a hard problem.
- David Chalmers

It probably helps that my background is in the sciences
and I can speak the scientists' language.
- David Chalmers

Anyway, there is a lot of really interesting work going
on in the neuroscience and psychology of consciousness,
and I would love to see philosophers become more closely involved with this.
- David Chalmers

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I never expected this to catch on in the way it did!
Of course similar observations have been made by any number of people,
and the distinction is obvious to anyone who thinks
about the subject a little.
- David Chalmers

I think that consciousness has always been the most
important topic in the philosophy of mind,
and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole,
but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years.
- David Chalmers

Even when I was studying mathematics,
physics, and computer science, it always seemed that
the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting
problem out there for science to come to grips with.
- David Chalmers

Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous
experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have
helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been
attached to the topic for most of this century.
- David Chalmers

Here, the broader issues are already familiar,
and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level.
Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news.
- David Chalmers

Sense data are much more controversial than qualia,
because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception -
that one perceives the world by perceiving one's sense-data,
or something like that.
- David Chalmers

Actually, I think my view is compatible with much of
the work going on now in neuroscience and psychology,
where people are studying the relationship of consciousness
to neural and cognitive processes without really trying
to reduce it to those processes.
- David Chalmers

Things are still in early stages, but one can imagine
that as we build up and systematize our theories of these associations,
and try to boil them down to their core,
the result might point us toward the sort of fundamental principles I advocate.
- David Chalmers

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

Just because I don't care,
doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

I think sometimes women who are supposed to be strong
are also written as mean and vindictive.
- Yancy Butler

Just because you know umpteen billion scales,
it doesn't mean you have to use them all in a solo.
- Kirk Hammett

I mean, the sound of an amplified guitar in a room
full of people was so hypnotic and addictive to me,
that I could cross any kind of border to get on there.
- Eric Clapton

I mean they're making remakes of my films and I'm not even dead yet!
Why would you want to make a remake?
- Norman Jewison

I've never done work for money ever.
If your choices are based on grosses and the film doesn't do well,
what does that mean? It leaves you with nothing.
- Tom Cruise

Today's business and health care climate may not be pleasant.
Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone's job easy.
But that does not mean that the humor need stop.
- Allen Klein

In LA, I mean, here's this place full of desperate
and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying
others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.
- Heather Donahue

I want people to take pride in Spanish Harlem.
These are people that everyone in the community could relate to...
people who mean something special to us.
- James De La Vega

A country's adhering to the rule of law does not mean
that its citizens will not do bad things.
- James Inhofe

By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall
be protected in doing what he believes is his duty
against the influence of authority and majorities,
custom and opinion.
- John Acton

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due
to people who want to feel important.
They don't mean to do harm.
But the harm does not interest them.
- T. S. Eliot

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist,
but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.
- James Russell Lowell

A musician has to find a way to make his music mean something special -
spiritually or however you can.
- Charlie Byrd

Computers are hierarchical.
We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything.
- Ted Nelson

They definitely mean to maintain that the process called
death is a mere severence of soul and body,
and that the soul is freed rather than injured thereby.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play
better than ordinary players at all.
- Al Alvarez

It's nice to know you're working on something that
will mean something to kids.
- Lucas Grabeel

I love talking about movies that mean something to me.
- Jena Malone

I mean, Beatles songs were two and a half minutes long,
and they're fantastic.
- Billy Sherwood

She's not happy about the life she is living but to
jump through the hoop would mean to succumb to death.
- Kit Williams

When you mean a show like this, you have to say to
me a show exactly like this,
the way it was done.
- Werner Klemperer


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