The Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies arranged an interview with Scott Soames on May 27, 2010. The interview was conducted by Vadim Vasilyev and Dmitry Volkov.
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In this interview, Chalmers answer our tricky questions about how he came to philosophy, what is his current views on the nature of consciousness, whether zombies can be morally responsible, how the Universe is arranged, what would it mean – the creation of artificial intelligence, and what is the purpose of philosophy.
Derk Pereboom claims that free will is impossible because of its incompatibility with both determinism and indeterminism. Also he defends a robust nonreductive physicalism. It says that although consciousness can’t be reduced to physical it’s not something over and above physical.
In our series “Philosophy of Mind” has appeared a new book! It’s devoted to the problem of free will. Its author, Ph.D. Vladimir Vasiliev, argue that determinism or predestination of events is not a threat to free will.
‘The Science of Consciousness’ (‘TSC’) is the world’s largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference on all aspects of the nature of conscious awareness, feelings and existence.
Is there any a priori knowledge? What’s in the end of the trilogy on nonexisting objects? Is math an empirical science? Read about it in the new issue of “Finikovy compote”
Our colleague Anton Kuznetsov has successfully defended his PhD thesis on “The Problem of Mental Causation in the Philosophy of Mind”.
The entire staff of the Centre congratulates this young and very talented scholar on his dissertation defense.
Can a philosopher to be a businessman and a businessman to be a philosopher? We asked Dmitry Volkov – co-founder of the international investment holding SDVentures, philanthropist and philosopher. More
October 20th there held a presentation of the new issue of “Logos” magazine devoted to the problem of free will. It contains articles of leading Russian philosophers in the field and also the first translations of classic articles on the problem of free will.