'Philosophical Provocations: 55 Short Essays' is a new book by Colin McGinn, which we decided to discuss at our seminar. McGinn is an interesting modern philosopher who has developed a Mysterian position in the philosophy of mind and also written books on epistemology, philosophy of cinema, literature, and metaphilosophical problems.
In late September, Daniel Stoljar, one of the leading representatives of contemporary analytic philosophy, visited Russia at the invitation of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies. The “НОЖ” talked with the philosopher about why Buddhism is interesting to Western logic, can psychology be explained in the language of physics, and what is closer to analytical philosophy - mathematics or history.
We discussed a book by Aaron Preston "Analytic Philosophy. History of Illusion". Preston claims that Analytic philosophy doesn't exist, and have been never existed as a philosophical school or tradition. It's just an illusion in its very essence. We looked at his arguments and tried to figure out whether analytic philosophy exist or it is really an illusion.
Recently, Daniel Stoljjar one of the most influential contemporary philosophers came to Moscow at the invitation of the Center. We publish an interview with him, where the directors of the Center Vadim Vasilyev and Dmitry Volkov are asking him questions about his views and creative evolution.
The President commended the Moscow Centre for Consciousness Studies within the Philosophy Department of the Moscow State University, for facilitating the lecture, adding that she is pleased to note that ‘the Centre’s ethos is truly inspirational, as I am informed that it aims to nurture mutual respect, to foster a...