Poster for Dupré's lecture, "Free Will in a World of Process"

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 <y.ohta@ucl.ac.uk>.

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!

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