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.
Kuznetsov’s article 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. However, it raises separate issues which are ignored by most reductionist theories. Block thinks we should stop to confuse phenomenal and access consciousness and then the future progress of science will be able to explain what phenomenal consciousness is by studying its function. While emphasizing that access consciousness and phenomenal consciousness are in fact two separate types of consciousness, Block argues for the presence of access consciousness without phenomenal consciousness and for the converse. Kuznetsov accepts access consciousness without phenomenal consciousness, but he rejects the idea that one could have phenomenal consciousness without access consciousness. This idea is contradictory. Therefore he concludes that study of phenomenal consciousness without access consciousness is unlikely to be a promising research strategy.D-consciousness.docx
We are publishing the first lecture of the course “Mind and the brain: the last frontier”! This course is now holding at the Moscow State University by the Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences of Moscow State University and our Center. The lecture is given by the well-known Russian neuroscientist Konstantin...
First pub. in: Synthese. 1972. Vol. 23. № 4. PP. 400–422.
The summer school of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies on the topic of Consciousness and Introspection will be held online. The summer school will be led by philosopher Prof. Daniel Stoljar, Australian National University. The new dates of the summer school are July 13th–25th. Click for details.
The Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies (MCCS) is hosting a summer school on the topic of Consciousness and Introspection on July 13th – July 19th, 2020. The summer school will be led by philosopher Prof. Daniel Stoljar, Australian National University.
The exhibition "This Is Not a Book: Dmitry Volkov Collection. The Story of a Man, His Art and Library" will open at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art on November 28. The works of Russian artists will be presented side by side with rare editions of the treatises of Kant, Hegel, Bacon and Descartes.
We've made music on consciousness "Dancing Qualia". It is a collaboration among the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies, the Institute for the Perspective Brain Studies of MSU and 'D-Pulse' band from St.Petersburg.
This is a very unique issue on metaphilosophy. You can find papers written by Timothy Williamson, Daniel Dennett, Joshua Knobe, and Daniel Stoljar. It is a mutual project of the Center and journal "Epistemology & Philosophy of Science". All papers are here.
Congratulations to Dmitry Volkov, co-director of the Center, for obtaining the post of professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University!