A series of interviews with philosophers in Greenland
Jul ‘14

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!


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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.

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Consciousness and the Universe. Interview with David Chalmers

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.

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