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Research Seminar Spring 2019 (2): Voluntary Action

16 January 2019, 10:00 AM12:00 PM GMT

The second meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2019) will take place from 10.00 to 12.00, on Wednesday 16 January, 2019, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square).

For this meeting, we will focus on voluntary action. The target readings are:

  • Hart, H. L. A. 2008 (1960). “Acts of will and responsibility.” In The Jubilee Lectures of the Faculty of Law, University of Sheffield (ed. O. R. Marshall; Stevens & Sons). Repr. in Punishment and Responsibility (2nd edn.; Oxford UP).
  • Hyman, John. 2015. Action, Knowledge, and Will. Oxford UP. Ch. 1 “Agency and the Will” and ch. 4 “Voluntariness and Choice.” (See also Appendix “The Modern Theory of the Will.”)

John Hyman will introduce the topic.


16 January 2019
10:00 AM–12:00 PM GMT
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Department of Philosophy, UCL
19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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