Christian Löw: Free Will, Determinism, and the Fixity of the Past
Wednesday 13 October, 2021at 13:15 - 15:00
Online in Zoom
The Research Seminar Series in Philosophy invites you to a seminar with Christian Löw. Seminar title: Free Will, Determinism, and the Fixity of the Past.
Abstract: An influential argument for the incompatibility of free will and determinism goes as follows: If determinism is true, then our actions are the consequences of the laws of nature and events in the distant past. However, neither the laws of nature nor the distant past are up to us. Hence, if determinism is true, our actions are also not up to us and so we do not have free will. This is the so-called “Consequence argument.” In this talk, I will examine the prospects of rejecting the Consequence argument by denying the premise that the distant past is not up to us.
All interested are welcome to participate in this seminar.
This seminar is held online in Zoom. Link for participation will be distributed by email to the seminar distribution list. If you wish to participate but are not on this list you can get the link by contacting Pär Sundström, see below.