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Niels van Miltenburg: Indeterminism and Control

When:We 04-11-2015 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Room Alfa

Lecture by Niels van Miltenburg (Utrecht and Konstanz) organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

The current free will debate is all about control. Compatibilists and Libertarians fall all over themselves to establish that it is their account which secures the most control. But how much control is needed to turn a mere intentional action into a free action? Libertarians argue that indeterminism is required in order to enhance basic agential control sufficiently for an action to be free; compatibilists argue that this is not necessary, or even that indeterminism diminishes an agent’s control over her action. I will analyze...(continue reading...)