This Lecture Eric Olson gave at the Moscow State University on May 15, 2019, as a guest of our Center.
"Transhumanists want to free us from the constraints imposed by our humanity by extracting information from the brain, transferring it to a computer, and using it to create a purely electronic person there. That is supposed to move us from our human bodies to computers. This presupposes that a human being could literally move to a computer by a mere transfer of information. The talk is about whether this is metaphysically possible."
The summer school of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies on the topic of Consciousness and Introspection will be held online. The summer school will be led by philosopher Prof. Daniel Stoljar, Australian National University. The new dates of the summer school are July 13th–25th. Click for details.
The Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies (MCCS) is hosting a summer school on the topic of Consciousness and Introspection on July 13th – July 19th, 2020. The summer school will be led by philosopher Prof. Daniel Stoljar, Australian National University.
The exhibition "This Is Not a Book: Dmitry Volkov Collection. The Story of a Man, His Art and Library" will open at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art on November 28. The works of Russian artists will be presented side by side with rare editions of the treatises of Kant, Hegel, Bacon and Descartes.
We've made music on consciousness "Dancing Qualia". It is a collaboration among the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies, the Institute for the Perspective Brain Studies of MSU and 'D-Pulse' band from St.Petersburg.
This is a very unique issue on metaphilosophy. You can find papers written by Timothy Williamson, Daniel Dennett, Joshua Knobe, and Daniel Stoljar. It is a mutual project of the Center and journal "Epistemology & Philosophy of Science". All papers are here.
Congratulations to Dmitry Volkov, co-director of the Center, for obtaining the post of professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University!