Interview with Timothy Williamson
Oct ‘10

The Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies arranged an interview with Timothy Williamson on October, 4 2010. The interview was conducted by Vadim Vasilyev and Dmitry Volkov.

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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.

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Consciousness is an illusion. It’s a position of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey. But we understand each other, create masterpieces of art and complex scientific theories in virtue of that illusion.

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Colour vision is the most known part of conscious experience and the most confusing. Maybe disclosure of its secrets could solve the problem of consciousness.

Feb ‘16
Free Will is Impossible. Interview with Derk

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.

Feb ‘16
Consciousness encourages us to believe that we are unique

Consciousness is an illusion. It’s a position of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey. But we understand each other, create masterpieces of art and complex scientific theories in virtue of that illusion.

Jan ‘16
Optimistic Scepticism about Free Will. A lecture of Derk Pereboom in Moscow

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Jan ‘16
Teleport. Philosophy of mind from A to Z

if you were destroyed into particles and perfectly reconstructed in another place, would it still be you? This is a case of teleportation. What exactly makes you you? Where does personality live? What provides the continuity of your personality through the time? Natalia Kiselnikova and Maria Sekatskaya discussed the issue of personal identity within a mutual project with Postnauka “Philosophy of mind from A to Z”.

Dec ‘15
“Consciousness and free will”. Summer School in Riga. Call for Papers

The Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies is hosting a summer school devoted to the problem of Free Will and Consciousness on July 10th – 23d 2016. The summer school will be led by philosopher Prof. Derk Pereboom of Cornell University.

Dec ‘15
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