Free Will and Luck

You are cordially invited to attend this lecture by Alfred R. Mele.

06/26/2018 | 3:30 PM

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Venue: room HG-12A33, Main Building VU, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam

15:30 - Opening
15:35 - 16:15 Alfred Mele
16:15 - 16:30 Response by René van Woudenberg
16:30 - 17:00 Q&A

Followed by drinks at Icarus!

All are welcome to attend

About the lecture

In Free Will and Luck (2006), I presented what I called "the problem of present luck" for libertarians about free will (people who contend that free will exists and is incompatible with determinism). Since then, some philosophers have argued that compatibilists about free will are face with a very similar problem, and I have argued that the allegedly very similar problems are in fact very different. But now there is a novel compatibilist view that does seem to face a problem very similar to the problem of present luck (list 2014). In this talk, I present an abbreviated version of the problem of present luck, explain why some allegedly very similar problems for compatibilists are actually very different, explain that List's novel compatibilists view does face very similar poblem, and argue thatthat his view demands more for free action thatn a compatibilist should demand.

About the speaker

Alfred R. Mele is the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. He is the author of eleven boos and over 200 articvles and an editor of six books. He is past director of two multi-million dollar interdisciplinary projects: the big questions in free will project (2010-13) and the Philosophy and Science of Self-Control project (2014-17).

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