This dialogue took place on May 3 and 4 in Dharamsala India. It was arranged with the support of our Center. Leading Russian scientists took part in it. We are publishing the videos of this dialogue. Later, there will be published a report with the analysis of that event.
The Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies (MCCS) is hosting a summer school on June 23d – July 1st, 2018, which will be devoted to the problem of Personal Identity. This year summer school will be led by philosopher Prof. Richard Swinburne of the University of Oxford.
June 11-24 we held a summer school “Free will and consciousness” in Riga. Here you’ll find a report about this event written by Anton Kuznetsov
This is the last publication of materials from the Summer School “Free will and moral responsibility.” Below you will see videotaped presentations by the participants – young scholars and graduate students from Russia, UK, USA, and Sweden. In a sense, during these presentations our venerable Professor Fischer became a student, and his students — teachers. These young people are at the cutting edge of research on free will and moral responsibility.
Watch, think, then again watch and think.
Enjoy the presentations!
Fischer agrees with Strawson that we don’t know whether determinism (the thesis that every event is inevitable and wholly determined by previous events) is true or not, because it is not obvious what exactly the thesis means. But he argues even if determinism is true, nevertheless we are still responsible for our actions.