Interview with Scott Soames
Jun ‘10

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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Anton Kuznetsov has defended a PhD thesis! Congratulations!

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Free will exists! The new issue of “Logos” magazine

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