The Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies arranged an interview with Richard G. Swinburne on May 31, 2010. The interview was conducted by Vadim Vasilyev and Dmitry Volkov.
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.
“I am often asked: What is a person engaged in philosophy for? I have a lot of answers!” Interview with co-director of MCCS Dmitry Volkov to the “Otkritij gorod” magazine and the Freecity.lv web-portal.
“Riga has become a place of attraction of philosophical minds — it’s the first time the city hosts an International school of philosophy.” Freecity.lv about the “Free Will and Consciousness” Summer School that was held by MCCS.
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
In the interview to the Snob co-director of our Center Dmitry Volkov talks about Pokemon in our heads, personal identity, augmented reality and the amazing work of the brain. Read more
There is absolutely absurd misconception that, they say, the philosophers are boring, self-absorbed people. But it’s nonsense. They have so sophisticated brain that allows them to make amazing things. Read more
In this lecture David Chalmers considers a progress in solving the mind-body problem, outlines contemporary theories of consciousness and their advantages and disadvantages. He claims that the core problem of these theories is the Hard problem of consciousness – why the processes in the brain are accompanied by conscious experience? Maybe if we take consciousness as something fundamental, we can solve that problem. And Chalmers lays out several prospects how to do it.