Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Translations of the Selected Entries
We've finished our big project of translation selected entries from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. It's done by the support of the John Templeton Foundation.
Sweet Dreams. Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness
In our series of books "Philosophy of Mind" has been released a Russian translation of a book "Sweet dreams" written by Daniel Dennett.
“Free will and consciousness”. Summer school in Riga
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
Free Will and Consciousness. The Teaser of the Summer School in Riga
We've made a video story about amazing intellectual event - the summer school "Free will and Consciousness", which our Center held in Riga this July. In that video you'll find impressions and thoughts of participants on the topic of the summer school and great views of Riga. Soon we are going to publish the rest materials of the school. Follow the news!
Is there a Solution to the Mind-Body Problem?
Daniel Dennett thinks that the Mind-Body problem has a solution. And moreover it's not a specific or "hard" problem, because in fact there is nothing over and above brain processes. Brain and language produces an illusion of immaterial consciousness, but it doesn't exist like a particular thing as we might think.
“The Hard Problem of Consciousness: 300 yean”. The Lecture of David Chalmers in Moscow
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.
Philosophy of Mind. Series of Lectures
Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies has made a series of lectures Philosophy of Mind. Series of lectures. Every lecture is devoted to some important issue or to a particular person from that area.
In defense of classical compatibilism. V.Vasiliev
This paper is devoted to free will problem. Author holds that free will is compatible with determinism. He suggests a new solution to the problem, wich name is "ultracompatibilism".
Free will. New twists of old discussions
April 21st Vadim Vasiliev and Dmitry Volkov took part in the discussion "Free will. New twists of old discussions." We suggest you to watch a video of that astonishing discussion.
Consciousness and the Universe. Interview with David Chalmers (Russian version)
In this a Russian version of interview, where 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.
Neurophilosophy on the way of solving problems
Churchland is trying to combine philosophy, neuroscience and evolutionary biology within consciousness studies. In her interviewm she discussed the following questions: What is eliminativism and its difference from the identity theory? Could armchair philosophy and conceptual analysis be worth applying to the consciousness problem?
Interview with Jesse Prinz in Moscow.
Last week from 25 to 30 November, Jesse Prinz, a prominent philosopher and cognitivist, a professor at New York University and a good friend of the Center, was a guest of Philosophy Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Prinz is known widely outside of the philosophy of mind, he is interested in experimental philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, social philosophy, philosophy of psychology.
Mary the super-scientist. Philosophy of mind from A to Z
If we knew everything about how the brain works, would we knew everything about consciousness? Dmitry Ivanov and Alexander Kaplan discussed the issue within a mutual project with Postnauka "Philosophy of mind from A to Z".
Mental Causation and Free Will. Derk Pereboom
Problems of Mental Causation and Free will are very similar, but aren't identical. Often people confuse free will with the ability of mental states to cause behaviour. Derk Pereboom discusses differences between Mental Causation and Free Will and how these problems relate to each other.
Consciousness supervene on the brain. What does it mean?
Now it's widely accepted that consciousness supervene on the brain. But what does it meant? Read our material below.
The conception of free will of John Fischer.
Fischer agrees with Strawson that we don’t know whether determinism (the thesis that every event is inevitable and wholly determined by previous events) is true or not, because it is not obvious what exactly the thesis means. But he argues even if determinism is true, nevertheless we are still responsible for our actions.
Zombie argument. Philosophy of mind from A to Z
Zombie in Philosophy is identical to us being in all respects expect consciousness, it is totally unconscious. The possibility of zombie implies falsity of physicalism. Dmitry Ivanov and Vladimir Spiridonov discussed the issue within a mutual project with Postnauka "Philosophy of mind from A to Z".
Chinese room. Philosophy of mind from A to Z
Chinese Room is the most famous and discussed thought experiment devoted to the possibility of artificial intelligence. Dmitry Volkov and Maria Falikman discussed that thought experiment within a mutual project with Postnauka "Philosophy of mind from A to Z".
The Invention of Consciousness. A lecture of Nicholas Humphrey at MSU
On November 24th, Nicholas Humphrey delivered a lecture on "The Invention of Consciousness". Humphrey is the author of an original solution to the consciousness problem and a discoverer of the blindsight phenomenon, professor at the London School of Economics
6 Books on Philosophy of Mind in Russian
Most of the books on philosophy of mind have been published in English. But there is a small number of them in Russian. These 6 books will help people who read in Russian to learn basic things about philsophy of mind.
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The President delivered the opening remarks

The President commended the Moscow Centre for Consciousness Studies within the Philosophy Department of the Moscow State University, for facilitating the lecture, adding that she is pleased to note that ‘the Centre’s ethos is truly inspirational, as I am informed that it aims to nurture mutual respect, to foster a spirit of inclusion, and to promote intellectual freedom.’

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The Summer School of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies completed its work in Malta

The International Philosophical School of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Research (MISC) was held from June 23 to July 1, 2018, in Malta

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Is it worth returning the soul to philosophy?
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Philosophers are discussing the Person, Soul, and God in Malta

Philosophers and theologians from Russia, Great Britain, the United States and other countries open a philosophy school in Malta to answer questions about how a person remains the same in his or her life, whether reincarnation, the preservation of the person after death, its existence in a mechanical body and what role in this play soul and God.

Jul ‘18
The President of Malta invited Russian Philosophers to the palace

The President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca invited the professors and participants of the international summer school “Personal Identity” of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies to her official residence in the San Anton Palace, to hold a discussion on the personal identity problem./lang_en]

Jul ‘18
World of Mind and Mind of the World

Read a big material about the second dialogue of leading Russian scientists and philosophers with the Dalai Lama and Buddhist monks “Discovering the World”. This dialogue was held with the support of our Center in May 2018.

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