During the conference on “Problems of consciousness and free will” that was held in Greenland from 12 to 19 June, the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies held a unique series of discussions with some of the philosophers who participated. Below you will find interviews with such well-known figures as David Chalmers, Nicholas Humphrey, Keith Frankish and Jesse Prinz. Soon we will publish more interviews and videos from the conference. Do not miss them!
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
The seminar has been devoted to the book of the distinguished Oxford philosopher Richard Swinburne “Mind, Brain and Free Will”. Swinburn takes an unpopular position for nowdays, defending the substance dualism and proving the existence not only of the soul, but of God. His ideas do not find wide support among the staff of the Center, nevertheless, we consider it important to discuss those views that do not evoke agreement. This is one of the most important foundations of scientific dialogue.