Interview with John M. Fischer

Events | 30 Aug 2014

We are pleased to offer an interview with professor John M. Fischer. Professor Fischer is one of the most prominent philosophers in the debates on Free Will and Moral Responsibility. He suggests that determinism (the thesis that every event is inevitable, wholly determined by previous events) and free will are incompatible. We don’t know whether determinism is true or not, because it is not obvious what exactly the thesis means. But Fischer argues even if determinism is true, nevertheless we are still responsible for our actions.
So watch the video below and decide whether it’s possible to live without free will and to be morally responsible at the same time. And is our life worth living in that case?
This August we held a summer school “Free will and Moral responsibility” leading by professor Fischer. And in the nearest future we will publish the materials of that school. Do not miss it!

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In the search of pure mind: why a Russian businessman gathered philosophy expedition

Events | 29 Aug 2014

Предприниматель Дмитрий Волков отправился в путешествие на парусной лодке в компании знаменитых ученых со всего мира. Как ему удалось организовать уникальное мероприятие?

Парусная шхуна «Рембрандт ван Рейн» за свою столетнюю историю принимала разные компании. Но известные во всем мире философы, когнитивисты и нейроученые собрались на ней впервые.

Высокий мужчина с пышной седой бородой и большим деревянным посохом — не кто иной, как американец Дэниел Деннет, профессор философии, лауреат премии Эразма, один из самых влиятельных мыслителей современности.
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The sessions of the Greenland conference. Keith Frankish and Andy Clark.

Events | 26 Aug 2014

We are continuing publishing the sessions which we videotaped during the conference “The problems of consciousness and free will” that the Center for Consciousness Studies organized in Greenland. Below you will find a video of session with Keith Frankish, who believes that consciousness is an illusion, and with Andy Clark, defender of similar views : consciousness is just a bunch of cognitive functions without any distinctive phenomenal features.
This session is divided into three parts: report of Fankish on the Clark’s ideas, Clark’s reply, and discussion.
Enjoy watching!
 
 
 
 

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The sessions of the Greenland conference. Andy Clark and Daniel Dennett.

Events | 26 Aug 2014

We are continuing to publish the sessions which we videotaped during the conference “The problems of consciousness and free will” that the Center for Consciousness Studies organized in Greenland. Below you will find a video of session with Andy Clark, a prominent proponent of very interesting concept of extended mind, and with “The Boston zombie” Daniel Dennett.
This session is divided into three parts: report of Clark on the Dennett’s ideas, Dennett’s reply, and discussion.
Enjoy watching!

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The sessions of the Greenland conference. Paul Churchland and David Chalmers.

Events | 26 Aug 2014

We are starting to publish the sessions which we videotaped during the conference “The problems of consciousness and free will” that the Center for Consciousness Studies organized in Greenland. A distinctive feature of all the conference sessions was that the speakers made presentations about their colleagues’ ideas. After that, the persons whose work was reported on took the floor, commenting on and clarifying their positions and responding to criticism. It was really awesome!
We are pleased to offer you a video of session with Paul Churchland and David Chalmers. This session, like all the rest, is divided into three parts: report on the author’s ideas, author’s answer, and discussion.
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Consciousness and free will on radio!

Events | 4 Aug 2014

The program was devoted to the conference in Greenland about problems of Consciousness and free will organized by the center for consciousness studies. Our colleague Anton Kuznetsov and Eugene Loginov from MSU the participants of the conference took part in this show.

Enjoy listening!

Consciousness and free will

Greenland. The best place for philosophy

Events | 10 Jul 2014

We are glad to offer you a link on our FB page where you can find many pics about Greenland conference

Greenland cruise

 

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Greenland cruise report

Events | 3 Jul 2014

As we noted previously, a conference on “Problems of consciousness and free will in analytic philosophy” was held in Greenland from 12 to 19 June. Now we are pleased to offer you a small photo story about the conference.

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A series of interviews with philosophers in Greenland

Interviews | 2 Jul 2014

During the conference on “Problems of consciousness and free will” that was held in Greenland from 12 to 19 June, the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies held a unique series of discussions with some of the philosophers who participated. Below you will find interviews with such well-known figures as David Chalmers, Nicholas Humphrey, Keith Frankish and Jesse Prinz. Soon we will publish more interviews and videos from the conference. Do not miss them!

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