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.
1. Anokhin K. – Corresponding member. RAS Ph.D. Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences, Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov. Lomonosov
2. Balaban P. – Corresponding member. RAS Director of the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
3. Volkov D. – Ph.D. co-director of the Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies
4. Dubrovsky D. – Ph.D. Leading Researcher, Institute of Philosophy, RAS
5. Kaplan A. – Doctor of biological science. Head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Neuro-Computer Interfaces of Moscow State University
6. Lysenko V. – Doctor of Philology. Head of the Eastern Philosophy Sector of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
7. Medvedev S. – Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, leading researcher of the Institute of the Human Brain of the RAS
8. Rogayev E. – Doctor of biological science. Director of the Center for Genetics and Genetic Technologies of Moscow State University
9. Terentyev A. – Candidate of History State Museum of the History of Religion
10. Jankowski N. – Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. scientific director of the Institute of General Genetics named after RAS
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.
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.
The summer school of our Center "Consciousness and Introspection" ended last week. It was attended by graduate students and young scholars from Russia, Australia, Europe, and America. Due to the pandemic, it was held online. The school was led by Professor Daniel Stoljar, Australian National University. Here all the lectures of the school.
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.