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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.

Jun ‘18
Mind, Brain and Free Will. Research Seminar of the Center for Consciousness Studies

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.

May ‘18
Conference on The Personal Identity Problem. Recordings of the Presentations

The problem of personal identity is one of the most discussed in the contemporary philosophy. It includes questions about the Self, personality, its identity in time and unity. May 17, 2018, at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University hosted a conference on this issue.

May ‘18
Course “Contemporary Philosophy of Mind”

There has been opened an entry for the joint program of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Moscow State University and the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies. The program is designed for everyone who is interested in modern philosophical studies, problems of consciousness and free will. Students of the course will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the main philosophical problems of contemporary consciousness studies, learn how the philosophy of mind is related to cognitive and neuro-sciences, and get acquainted with the ideas of its main representatives. The students will get a general idea of ​the analytic philosophy and the place of the philosophy of mind in it. Detailed information and applications.

May ‘18
Understanding the World. The Second Dialogue between Russian Scientists and the Dalai Lama

This dialogue took place on May 3 and 4 in Dharamsala India. It was arranged with the support of our Center. Leading Russian scientists took part in it. We are publishing the videos of this dialogue. Later, there will be published a report with the analysis of that event.

May ‘18
Philosopher Dmitry Volkov: “If Machines Can Think, then We are these Machines”

Venture investor and co-director of the Center for Consciousness Studies Dmitry Volkov came to St. Petersburg to talk about the intellectual battles on the schooner, the machine consciousness and the global simulation in which we live at the Lakhta View session.

Apr ‘18