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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Cafe Event

Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
3 May 2012
Venue:
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Lifelong Learning Team on 02380 59 7261 or email lifelonglearning@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Free will: a necessary illusion?

Subjectively we view ourselves as in control of most of our actions, and we think that other people are largely responsible for theirs. But objectively we can see that what we do is caused by many events and circumstances stretching back into the past, which has suggested to some people that free will is an illusion. Which view should win out? Or is there no real conflict between them?

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Prof Chris Janaway,Professor of Philosophy, Director of Postgraduate Recruitment

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