Moral Responsibility, the Reactive Attitudes, and the Significance of (Libertarian) Free Will
- 5/1/2013 |
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Kanbar Hall, Room 107
Event Type: Lecture
Why should we want to be libertarian free
agents, i.e., agents whose choices are not determined by the laws of nature and
events in the distant past? Professor
Nelkin argues that there are indeed certain human goods that require us to have
a form of responsible agency, but that the sort of freedom that is required is
not libertarian freedom.
Professor Dana Nelkin is a Philosophy Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Her work is mainly focused in moral psychology, ethics, and philosophy of action. She is also the author of Making Sense of Freedom and Responsibility.
This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.