Faculty-Staff Digest - (04/29/2013  @ 12:12 PM)

This Wednesday - Moral Responsibility, the Reactive Attitudes, and the Significance of (Libertarian) Free Will (Jean Harrison)

Dana Nelkin, Philosophy Professor at the University of California, San Diego will be presenting this lecture,

Moral Responsibility, the Reactive Attitudes, and the Significance of (Libertarian) Free Will

on Wednesday, May 1
4:00 pm
Kanbar 107

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy