Professor John Dupré (Exeter) will give the second lecture in the series of special invited lectures for the Roots of Responsibility ERC project, from 17.00 to 19.00, at . All are welcome, and no registration is required. We encourage colleagues and especially postgraduate students to attend. Please spread the word.
The details for these lectures are as follows:
Special lecture by Professor John Dupré
Tuesday 4 June, 17.00–19.00.
UCL Philosophy Department, Seminar Room (First Floor) [*note the change of venue]
19 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG
Title: Free Will in a World of Process
Abstract: For many years I have defended the view that, contrary to a very widely shared assumption, a radically indeterministic metaphysics does provide a way of understanding human freedom as a real and important feature of the world. I have also defended such a radically indeterministic metaphysics. However, my articulation of these views has developed in two significant respects. First, whereas I used to think of this as a solution to the free will problem within the tradition of radical voluntarism, I now prefer to present it under the rubric of indeterminist compatibilism. Second, the metaphysics in which I embed this view is now a fully processual one, and I view the human as a powerful continuant process. This metaphysical context provides a novel and satisfying home for such a view of free will.
After the lecture and Q&A session, we will have drinks and dinner with the speaker. A limited number of places is available for the dinner. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Yuuki Ohta at <email@example.com>.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Institute of Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London, which is co-hosting these lectures.
We hope to see many of you!