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”.
If we knew everything about how the brain works, would we knew everything about consciousness? Thought experiment of Frank Jackson “What Mary Didn’t Know” says “no”.
Imagine super-scientist Mary. She lives in future. She knows everything about colour perception. But unfortunately she grew up in black and white room and she’s never seen colours. Some day she come out of her room and see green grass and blue sky. Would she learn something more about colour perception? Intuitively we’d say “yes”. But if it’s true then some part of consciousness lacks scientific explanation. Philosopher Dmitry Ivanov and psychophysiologist Alexander Kaplan discussed the issue within a mutual project with Postnauka “Philosophy of mind from A to Z”.
if you were destroyed into particles and perfectly reconstructed in another place, would it still be you? This is a case of teleportation. What exactly makes you you? Where does personality live? What provides the continuity of your personality through the time? Natalia Kiselnikova and Maria Sekatskaya discussed the issue of personal identity within a mutual project with Postnauka “Philosophy of mind from A to Z”.
t’s a widespread belief that necessary condition of free will is indeterminism. But it can turn out that indeterminism raises difficulties for free will. Luck argument reveals these difficulties. Philosopher Artem Besedin and neuroscientist Vasily Klucharev discussed the issue within a mutual project with Postnauka “Philosophy of mind from A to Z”.
The Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies (MCCS) is hosting a summer school on June 23d – July 1st, 2018, which will be devoted to the problem of Personal Identity. This year summer school will be led by philosopher Prof. Richard Swinburne of the University of Oxford.
Together with SciOne, we made a small project, where scientists and philosophers answered four questions: on consciousness, neuroscience, free will, and philosophy. Watch the first video with Maria Falikman, PhD, Head of the Department of Psychology at the Higher School of Economics.
Dear friends, the Center for Consciousness Research congratulates you on the upcoming New Year! Thank you for your attention to our activities! May in the New Year you will have excellent health and a lot of new ideas!
October 31, 2017 at 14:00 in the Institute of Philosophy will be a round table on the results of the meeting “Dialogues on the nature of consciousness” between Russian scientists, the Dalai Lama and Buddhist scholars and monks in New Delhi, August 5-8, 2017.
Uploading slides of the lecture “Neuroscience and the Problem of Free Will” which was held October 7th by Anton Kuznetsov at the Festival of Science
October 7th there will be held a lecture “Neuroscience and the Problem of Free will” by Anton Kuznetsov in MSU. Free admission! For details look below.