A collection of rare editions of philosophical treatises that influenced contemporary analytic philosophy, and in particular, the debates on problems of consciousness, free will, and personal identity. There are unique items in the collection: John Locke. Experience about human understanding. In four books / Second edition, substantially supplemented. London: for Awnsham & John Churchil and Samuel Manship, 1694; Rene Descartes. Primary philosophy. Amsterdam: A.L. Elzevirium, 1644. The first edition; David Hume. The study of human knowledge - from the author of "Moral and political essays." London: for A. Millar, 1748. First edition; Immanuel Kant. Criticism of pure reason / Second edition, revised and enlarged. Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1787. Second edition. You can look at the collection here.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is one of the world's largest and most authoritative encyclopedia on philosophy. Her entries are full-scale review papers dedicated to particular problem, concept or philosopher, written by leading experts. For several years, with the permission of the Encyclopedia, together with colleagues from Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, HSE and the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, the translation of its best articles was carried out. It’s done by the support of the John Templeton Foundation.
The research seminars of the Center represent the format of research work, where the staff of the Center, invited specialists, students and graduate students of the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University are discussing the latest works on the problems of consciousness, free will, personal identity, moral responsibility, artificial intelligence, and contemporary metaphysics. All seminars are recorded in audio format and are laid out on our YouTube channel in a special playlist.
The survey of Russian philosophical community.
In 2015 MCCS initiated and organized the survey of Russian philosophical community. The respondents answered 50 questions related to their specialization, academic preferences and views on the classic philosophical problems. The survey involved 1094 professional philosophers.
Results of the study were published on the website of MCCS and in “Schrödinger’s cat” magazine.
The article containing a detailed analysis of the survey results and demonstrating the difference between the positions of domestic and foreign philosophers on key philosophical questions is coming out soon.