[SydPhil] REMINDER | Professor Alfred R Mele on 'Free Will and Neuroscience', at the University of Sydney on Tuesday 13 December

Stefan Gawronski stefan.gawronski at sydney.edu.au
Mon Dec 5 17:20:08 AEDT 2016

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Professor Alfred R Mele


Free Will and Neuroscience

What do old-school and new-wave studies show?

Professor Alfred R Mele, Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University

The Kenneth Meredith Garven Lecture, for the symposium Perspectives on Determinism from Across the Sciences<http://sydney.edu.au/arts/sophi/news_events/events.shtml?id=9116>

A major source of scientific skepticism about free will is the belief that conscious decisions and intentions never play a role in producing corresponding actions.

Professor Alfred Mele presents three serious problems encountered by any attempt to justify this belief by appealing to existing neuroscientific data. He will discuss experiments of three different kinds. Some use EEG (“old school”) and others fMRI or depth electrodes (“new wave”).

Professor Alfred R Mele is the  William H and Lucyle T Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. He is also the Director of the Philosophy and Science of Self-Control Project and past director of the Big Questions in Free Will Project. More information<http://myweb.fsu.edu/amele/almele.html>

Tuesday 13 December
6 to 7.30pm

Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium
Johns Hopkins Drive
The University of Sydney
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Free event with online registration requested.


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