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.


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!


Greenland cruise

Events | 23 Jun 2014

A conference on “Problems of consciousness and free will in analytic philosophy” was held in Greenland from 12 to 19 June. It was attended by such well-known figures in contemporary philosophy of mind and cognitive science as Daniel Dennett, David Chalmers, Paul and Patricia Churchland, Derk Pereboom, Jesse Prinz, Nicholas Humphrey, Andy Clark, and Keith Frankish, as well as by teachers, students, and graduates of the Faculty of Philosophy of Lomonosov Moscow State University: Anna Kostikova, Robert Howell, Dmitry Volkov, Eugene Loginov, Maria Ananina, Angelina Dmitrieva, Andrew Mertsalov, Mikhail Terekhov, Artem Besedin, and Anton Kuznetsov.


Consciousness and Things. Interview with Vadim Vasiliev.

Interviews | 6 Jun 2014

Faculty of Philosophy of Lomonosov Moscow State University arranged an interview with Vadim Vasiliev on May, 20 2014. The interview was conducted by Alexey Salin.

The journal “Epistemology and Philosophy of Science” call for papers

Events | 6 Jun 2014

“Epistemology and Philosophy of Science”, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal established in 2004 by the Institute of Philosophy (Russian Academy of Sciences), is planning to devote a special issue to contemporary philosophy of mind.

We invite papers that address questions including but not limited to the following: What is the nature of conscious experience? What difference does consciousness make? What could account for the unity of consciousness? What are the bearers of mental properties? Why do we ascribe mental properties to anything at all? Could a collection of minds share the very same intention? Is a purely naturalistic explanation of mind possible? Can mental states be causally efficient in a physical world?


A Russian Chinese Room story antedating Searle’s 1980 discussion

Events | 5 Jun 2014

A. Dneprov: “The Game” (originally published in 1961)

“The Game” was published in 1961 in journal “Knowledge-power”, but before we move to the original text, we would like to say a few words about the author. It should be noted that “a few words” is not a figure of speech—we have very little information about A. Dneprov and his life.


An Article by A. Kuznetsov

Events | 29 May 2014

This essay is devoted to contemporary panpsychism, and especially to the concept of panpsychism developed by David Chalmers, the most prominent defender of panpsychism at the moment. In this essay, the author briefly considers the historical reasons that lie behind contemporary panpsychism, and he defines the position that Chalmers calls constitutive Russellian panprotopsychism of type A – the strong form of Chalmers’s panpsychism. The essay emphasizes some crucial points of this position. In the author’s opinion, these points need further and more detailed analyses. The analyses will be given in a sequel to the present paper. What you will find here is only their beginning.