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.
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.
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.
A person should be responsible for their actions. However, Derk Pereboom, a professor at Cornell University, believes that there is no responsibility, because there is no free will. Read more
Watch the video of lecture on quantum origins of consciousness of Stuart Humeroff! It’s a fascinating lecture about 20 years of work together with sir Roger Penrose.
In Monday of October 10 many people found a power to attend the lecture after their work. Who are they? Look on the pics below!
This lecture will focus on the special creatures – philosophical zombies that unlike their Hollywood colleagues are not different from us nothing but a complete lack of consciousness. The possibility of such creatures is perhaps the main obstacle in the way of explanation of consciousness. The details in the news
Together with Roger Penrouse Stuart Humeroff suggested quantum theory of consciousness. He’s been developing that theory during 20 years. The здесь is focused on the progress of the theory.