In this book Daniel Dennett suggests his most comprehensive exploration of evolutionary thinking yet, he builds on ideas from computer science and biology to show how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. Part philosophical whodunit, part bold scientific conjecture, this landmark work enlarges themes that have sustained Dennett’s legendary career at the forefront of philosophical thought.
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.
We are glad to present the lecture “How to solve the mind-body problem?” read by John Searle at the Philosophy department of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2011 during his visit to Moscow organized by our Center.
Kuznetsov’s paper considers Ned Block’s well-known distinction between phenomenal consciousness and access consciousness. In contrast to Chalmers’ hard problem of consciousness, phenomenal consciousness, as described by Block, does not present an apparently intractable problem.
Below is an article by our colleague Anton Kuznetsov on “Cognitive Studies and the Problem of Mental Causation”. Estimating the contribution of cognitive science to clarification of this problem, the author nevertheless believes that it only makes the problem more neutral. The solution seems to be beyond comparison.
“Consciousness and Things”, a new book by Vadim Vasilyev, presents a theory of consciousness labeled as a “local interactionism”. The previous work “The Hard Problem of Consciousness” was a sketch of intended solutions, here they are completely explicated.