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ERC Research Seminar (2): Intentional and Voluntary action

19 January 2021, 4:00 PM6:00 PM GMT

The second meeting of the project’s research seminar this term (T2, 2020–21) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 19 January, 2021, online via Zoom (the possibility of convening physically will be reviewed). The link to the Zoom meeting location is available to the registered participants.

The topic for this meeting is Intentional and Voluntary action:

  • Questions: What distinguishes acts which are voluntary from those which are not? Is there such a thing as voluntary passivity? Are all intentional acts voluntary, or vice-versa?
  • Readings:
    • Hyman, John. 2015. Action, Knowledge, and Will. Oxford, UK: Oxford UP. Chap. 4 “Voluntariness and Choice.”
    • Anscombe, G. E. M. 1963. Intention. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP. §§5–17, 45–49.

For the schedule for the whole term, see this post.


19 January 2021
4:00 PM–6:00 PM GMT
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