The materials of summer school “Free will and moral responsibility”. “Freedom and resentment”.

Events | 22 Sep 2014

We are continuing to publish the best sessions which we videotaped during the summer school “Free will and moral responsibility”. This session is devoted to one of the most significant article in debates on free will and moral responsibility “Freedom and resentment” of Peter Strawson. He suggested a kind of normative way to think of moral responsibility. We can get rid off the discussions on free will and determinism, especially because we don’t know what they are. But if we look at why and how we attribute to another person resentment or other kind of reactive attitudes, we will understand what moral responsibility is, far away from the questions about determinism and free will.

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The materials of summer school “Free will and moral responsibility”. Consequence argument.

Events | 20 Sep 2014

This August we held a summer school “Free will and Moral responsibility” leading by professor John M. Fischer. Now we start to publish the best sessions from that summer school. The first session is devoted to famous “Consequence argument” of Peter Van Inwagen (on the photo). This argument defines free will as ability to do otherwise, and it claims that if determinism is true we can’t do otherwise, there is only one consequence from previous events, hence we don’t have free will and free will is incompatible with determinism.

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The Impressions about summer school “Free will and moral responsibility”.

Events | 18 Sep 2014

Before we begin to publish the materials of Summer School “Free will and moral responsibility” that the Center organized in August in the Russian province under the leadership of Professor John M. Fischer, we offer you the impressions of participants (young scientists and graduate students from different countries who have passed competitive selection) about the event.

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The sessions of the Greenland conference. Keith Frankish and Jesse Prinz.

Events | 13 Sep 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 Jesse Prince and Keith Frankish.
Keith Frankish upholds the point of view of illusionist concept of consciousness. Consciousness is nothing but the result of confusion, it’s an illusion. Prinz does not agree and believes that it is possible to defend physicalism, not adjoining to illusionism.
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The sessions of the Greenland conference. Patricia Churchland and Derk Pereboom.

Events | 13 Sep 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 Patricia Churchland and Derk Pereboom. This session is primarily devoted to the topic of free will, realization of control and choice.
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The sessions of the Greenland conference. David Chalmers and Jesse Prinz.

Events | 13 Sep 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 with David Chalmers and Jesse Prince, who has proposed a new cognitive model of consciousness AIR (attended intermediate level representation theory) based primarily on the study of the mechanisms of vision.
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The sessions of the Greenland conference. Dmitry Volkov and Robert Howell on Kane.

Events | 12 Sep 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 Dmitry Volkov, inspirer and organizer of this conference, co-director of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies, and Robert Howell, also one of the organizer of the
conference and co-director of our Center.
Session is devoted to very prominent libertarian conception of free will of Robert Kane. Does Kane treat free will as mysterious power or he propose more naturalistic explanation?
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The sessions of the Greenland conference. Patricia Churchland and Nicholas Humphrey.

Events | 12 Sep 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 the participation of one of the most famous neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland and prominent psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, who discovered the phenomenon of blind sight
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The sessions of the Greenland conference. Daniel Dennett and Derk Pereboom.

Events | 12 Sep 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 Derk Pereboom and Daniel Dennett.
Pereboom claims that both libertarians and compatibilists are wrong about free will and moral responsibility and defends “Qualitative Inaccuracy Hypothesis”. It’s a statement that introspection only represents conscious experience as having phenomenal features but it’s just a mistake, in fact conscious experience doesn’t have any distinctive phenomenal features. Dennett agrees with Pereboom about nature of phenomenal features but doesn’t take his position on free will.
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Interview with John M. Fischer

Events | 30 Aug 2014

Мы рады предложить наше новое интервью с профессором Джоном М. Фишером. Профессор Фишер один из самых известных философов в современных дискуссиях о свободе воли и моральной ответственности. Он полагает, что детерминизм (тезис, согласно которому каждое событие неизбежно и полностью определено предыдущими событиями) несовместим со свободой воли. Мы не знаем, верен ли детерминизм или нет, потому что неочевидно, что конкретно означает этот тезис. Но даже если детерминизм верен, мы всё равно являемся морально ответственными за свои действия, считает Фишер.
Поэтому смотрите видео ниже и решайте, возможно ли жить без свободы воли и одновременно быть морально ответственными за свои действия? Есть ли смысл в жизни без свободы воли?
В августе этого года мы провели летнюю школу “Свобода воли и моральная ответственность” под руководством профессора Фишера. В скором будущем мы опубликуем материалы с этой школы. Не пропустите!

Также профессор Фишер прислал пояснения к этому интервью, которые сделают некоторые моменты более ясными для понимания.

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