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Is there a Solution to the Mind-Body Problem?
Daniel Dennett thinks that the Mind-Body problem has a solution. And moreover it’s not a specific or “hard” problem, because in fact there is nothing over and above brain processes. Brain and language produces an illusion of immaterial consciousness, but it doesn’t exist like a particular thing as we might think.
“The Hard Problem of Consciousness: 300 yean”. The Lecture of David Chalmers in Moscow
In this lecture David Chalmers considers a progress in solving the mind-body problem, outlines contemporary theories of consciousness and their advantages and disadvantages. He claims that the core problem of these theories is the Hard problem of consciousness – why the processes in the brain are accompanied by conscious experience? Maybe if we take consciousness as something fundamental, we can solve that problem. And Chalmers lays out several prospects how to do it.
6 Books on Philosophy of Mind in Russian
Most of the books on philosophy of mind have been published in English. But there is a small number of them in Russian. These 6 books will help people who read in Russian to learn basic things about philsophy of mind.
From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds. The new book of Daniel Dennett
In this book Daniel Dennett suggests his most comprehensive exploration of evolutionary thinking yet, he builds on ideas from computer science and biology to show how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. Part philosophical whodunit, part bold scientific conjecture, this landmark work enlarges themes that have sustained Dennett’s legendary career at the forefront of philosophical thought.
6 Books on Philosophy of Mind in Russian
Most of the books on philosophy of mind have been published in English. But there is a small number of them in Russian. These 6 books will help people who read in Russian to learn basic things about philsophy of mind.
From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds. The new book of Daniel Dennett
In this book Daniel Dennett suggests his most comprehensive exploration of evolutionary thinking yet, he builds on ideas from computer science and biology to show how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. Part philosophical whodunit, part bold scientific conjecture, this landmark work enlarges themes that have sustained Dennett’s legendary career at the forefront of philosophical thought.
6 Books on Philosophy of Mind in Russian
Most of the books on philosophy of mind have been published in English. But there is a small number of them in Russian. These 6 books will help people who read in Russian to learn basic things about philsophy of mind.
Paul Churchland on Secrets of Colour vision
Colour vision is the most known part of conscious experience and the most confusing. Maybe disclosure of its secrets could solve the problem of consciousness.
Creativity Competition Open. Conference “Problems of free will and consciousness”
The aim of this creative competition is to select participants for the international conference on “The problem of free will in analytic philosophy”, which is scheduled for June, 2014. The conference takes place on the shores of Greenland.
Preparation for the Greenland conference “Free will and Consciousness Problem”
As part of the preparation for the Greenland conference “The problems of consciousness and free will “, the Moscow Center of Consciousness Studies has organized a series of training workshops for the students of the Philosophy Faculty of Moscow State University.
Greenland cruise
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 well-known figures in contemporary philosophy of mind and cognitive science
Greenland cruise report
As we noted previously, a conference on “Problems of consciousness and free will” was held in Greenland from 12 to 19 June. Now we are pleased to offer you a small photo story about the conference.
The sessions of the Greenland conference: Paul Churchland and David Chalmers
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.
A way forward to solve the hard problem of consciousness
In continuation of the published article about consciousness in the Guardian, there has been published a response of Philip Goff, a member of our Greenland conference “A way forward to solve the hard problem of consciousness”
Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?
We are glad to announce that the Guardian has published an article on consciousness “Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?” It is mostly devoted to David Chalmers and the Hard problem of consciousness but also it is mentioned our conference in Greenland.
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