The seminar has been devoted to the book of the distinguished Oxford philosopher Richard Swinburne “Mind, Brain and Free Will”. Swinburn takes an unpopular position for nowdays, defending the substance dualism and proving the existence not only of the soul, but of God. His ideas do not find wide support among the staff of the Center, nevertheless, we consider it important to discuss those views that do not evoke agreement. This is one of the most important foundations of scientific dialogue.
The problem of personal identity is one of the most discussed in the contemporary philosophy. It includes questions about the Self, personality, its identity in time and unity. May 17, 2018, at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University hosted a conference on this issue.
We discussed a book by Aaron Preston "Analytic Philosophy. History of Illusion". Preston claims that Analytic philosophy doesn't exist, and have been never existed as a philosophical school or tradition. It's just an illusion in its very essence. We looked at his arguments and tried to figure out whether analytic philosophy exist or it is really an illusion.
Recently, Daniel Stoljjar one of the most influential contemporary philosophers came to Moscow at the invitation of the Center. We publish an interview with him, where the directors of the Center Vadim Vasilyev and Dmitry Volkov are asking him questions about his views and creative evolution.
The President commended the Moscow Centre for Consciousness Studies within the Philosophy Department of the Moscow State University, for facilitating the lecture, adding that she is pleased to note that ‘the Centre’s ethos is truly inspirational, as I am informed that it aims to nurture mutual respect, to foster a...
The International Philosophical School of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Research (MISC) was held from June 23 to July 1, 2018, in Malta