Philosophers and theologians from Russia, Great Britain, the United States and other countries open a philosophy school in Malta to answer questions about how a person remains the same in his or her life, whether reincarnation, the preservation of the person after death, its existence in a mechanical body and what role in this...
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.
In late September, Daniel Stoljar, one of the leading representatives of contemporary analytic philosophy, visited Russia at the invitation of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies. The “НОЖ” talked with the philosopher about why Buddhism is interesting to Western logic, can psychology be explained in the language of physics, and what is closer to analytical philosophy - mathematics or history.
'Philosophical Provocations: 55 Short Essays' is a new book by Colin McGinn, which we decided to discuss at our seminar. McGinn is an interesting modern philosopher who has developed a Mysterian position in the philosophy of mind and also written books on epistemology, philosophy of cinema, literature, and metaphilosophical problems.
It's been published Finikoviy Compote No. 13 dedicated to the problem of personal identity. Who are we? What are we? What makes us who we are? What role does the past play in shaping our Self? Attempts to answer these questions can be found on the pages of the new FC.
This research seminar is dedicated to the book by Maria Shekhman "Staying Alive". In that book, Maria Shechtman is offering a new approach to the problem of personal identity - the personal life view.
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.