International Congress on Emergence, Causation, and Free Will

June 20, 2024 - June 21, 2024
Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad del Valle

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Indiana University, Bloomington
University of Toronto at Scarborough


Universidad del Valle
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Universidad del Valle
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The International Congress on Emergence, Causation, and Free Will that will take place at the Department of Philosophy at Universidad del Valle in the city of Cali, Colombia The Congress aims to bring together diverse scientific, epistemological, and metaphysical approaches to engage in debates on the complexity of natural reality, human nature, mind, and free will. 

The topics of the congress may include (but are not limited to): 

- Emergence and reduction in the physical and special sciences 

- Emergence, grounding, fundamentality, and dependence

- Phenomenal consciousness and emergence

- Mental causation 

- Downward, event, substance, and agent causation 

- Biological autonomy and freedom 

- Libertarian free will and emergence

- Natural laws and free will

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