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  1. Vadim V. Vasilyev (2009). The Hard Problem of Consciousness and Two Arguments for Interactionism. Faith and Philosophy 26 (5):514-526.
    The paper begins with a restatement of Chalmers's "hard problem of consciousness". It is suggested that an interactionist approach is one of the possible solutions of this problem. Some fresh arguments against the identity theory and epiphenomenalism as main rivals of interactionism are developed. One of these arguments has among its colloraries a denial of local supervenience, although not of the causal closure principle. As a result of these considerations a version of "local interactionism" (compatible with causal closure) is proposed.
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    Vadim V. Vasilyev (2009). “The Hard Problem of Consciousness” and Two Arguments for Interactionism. Faith and Philosophy 26 (5):514-526.
    The paper begins with a restatement of Chalmers’s “hard problem of consciousness.” It is suggested that an interactionist approach is one of the possible solutions of this problem. Some fresh arguments against the identity theory and epiphenomenalism as main rivals of interactionism are developed. One of these arguments has among its corollaries a denial of local supervenience, although not of the causal closure principle. As a result of these considerations a version of “local interactionism” (compatible with causal closure) is proposed. (...)
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    Vadim V. Vasilyev (2013). Philosophy of Mind, Past and Present. Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):15-18.
    This article attempts to summarize a few criteria of progress in philosophy—clarifying problems; rejecting false theories; opening new perspectives in familiar fields; inventing new arguments or thought experiments; and so on—and to apply them to contemporary philosophy of mind. As a result, the article concludes that while some progress was obvious in the past fifty years, there is much work yet to be done. It then tries to outline a transformation of conceptual analysis needed for further developments in this field. (...)
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    Vadim V. Vasilyev (2001). The Origin of Kant's Deduction of the Categories. In Volker Gerhardt, Rolf-Peter Horstmann & Ralph Schumacher (eds.), Akten des IX Internationalen Kant-Kongresses. Bd. 2. Walter de Gruyter
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    Vadim V. Vasilyev (1993). Hume: Between Leibniz and Kant (the Role of Pre-Established Harmony in Hume's Philosophy). Hume Studies 19 (1):19-30.
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    Robert Howell, Anna Kostikova & Vadim V. Vasilyev (2013). Introductory Note. Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):1-1.
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    Vadim V. Vasilyev (2009). Marginalia to Kant's Essay "On the Alleged Right to Lie". Russian Studies in Philosophy 48 (3):82-89.
    The author argues that despite universal and formal character of the foundation of Kant's ethics, its principles appear to be compatible with recognition of the possibility of lying for philanthropic reason. To have an effect in the world, our obligations must necessarily have empirical components that point to specific conditions, under which the maxim will have a moral worth. One of such condition may be the requirement that probable consequences of the action will not clash with other obligations.
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