On June 27, SAS will hold the Dare to Experiment in Higher Education forum, which will act as a discussion platform on the topic of the transformation of contemporary universities. Tradition lies at the core of higher education. Yet, universities must keep changing to stay afloat intellectually and institutionally. Experimentation allows us to walk the line between stability and innovation. Unlike parachuting foreign models, it is a way to borrow…
Free will, consciousness, cognition (FWCC): interdisciplinary research in philosophy, AI, neuroscience, physics – June 3, 2021
While concepts such as free will, consciousness, and cognition (FWCC) were initially studied by philosophers – including by almost all ‘big names’ –, nowadays these topics are actively investigated in several disciplines. Many contemporary researchers find inspiration in other disciplines than their home field to enrich their research. This conference brings together experts on free will, consciousness, and cognition from various disciplinary origins, notably philosophy, AI, neuroscience, and physics. Key…
OPEN LECTURE. REPUBLICAN FREEDOM. BOOK PRESENTATION.
On April 24, at 7 PM, the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) will hold an open lecture by Oleg Kharkhordin, Classical Republican Tradition in the 21st Century. It coincides with the presentation of his books: Res-Publica, or the Public Affair (2020) and Republic. Full Version (2021).
What does modern science know about how time moves? Is it possible to invert time, that is, to make it move in the opposite direction? Could Nolan's script come true? These questions are answered by Giacomo Andreoletti, professor of SAS, specializing in the problem of philosophy of time.
Is human behavior a product of brain anatomy and physiology? Can psychology be considered as a biological discipline? What causes mental disorders? Why, despite the impressive advances in scientific knowledge in the post-genomic era, the development of treatments for mental illness remains such a challenge? Ayla Arslan, the SAS professor, will answer these and other questions as part of the “Selected Topics in Biopsychology” online course.