Thomas Nagel, from Mind and Cosmos.
This book is extremely controversial among those who haven’t read it. Yes, at places it fails to understand how complexity can arise from simple processes iterated over time. That said, Nagel is surely correct that naïve reductionist accounts of the world that deny reality to things that are self-evidently real must be false. I have more reason to know that qualia are real than I have to know any other thing–they are the most certain and real feature of the world. It is necessary to explain things like this and not just explain them away.