By materialist, he really means atheist or non-Christian.
On Sunday, December 1, 2013 12:04:50 PM UTC-5, jessem wrote:
> Chalmers a materialist? That seems like a pretty bizarre and/or uninformed
> description, given that the idea he is best-known for is that the "hard
> problem" of first-person qualia can never be solved by materialist
> explanations (even if the so-called "easy problem" of explaining
> third-person behaviors, including everything we say and write, probably
> could be), and requires either a dualist ontology or a panpsychist idealist
> one (although he argues that even if we accept panpsychism, it would still
> be a "dual-aspect" theory since there would be a distinction between
> "information states" and the qualia associated with each one). Have you
> read his book "The Conscious Mind"?
> On Saturday, November 30, 2013, Roger Clough wrote:
>> Online opinions of Dennett and Chalmers-- the clueless two
>> Dennett never tells us what conscilousness is, because
>> conciouness rwequires a perceiver, and he hasn't a clue as to what that
>> because that concept is foreign to his materialism.
>> He's clueless. And famous as well maybe because with that
>> beard he looks like a philosopher ought to look.
>> Chalmers is in the same hole as Dennett is
>> he is also a materialist wuithout a perceiver.
>> With his long wild hair he may seem to some to
>> know what he's talking about. But he's also
>> clueless, which is why we have the "hard problem
>> of consciousnwess
>> Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]
>> See my Leibniz site at
>> gh <http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough>
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