Free Will and Laws of Nature

March 1, 2018 - March 2, 2018
Department of Philosophy, Universität zu Köln/University of Cologne

Alter Senatassaal
Albertus-Magnus-Platz, Universität zu Köln


Marche Polytechnic University
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
University of Cologne
University of Arizona
University of California, Davis
University of Edinburgh
Universität Konstanz


Umeå University

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According to the scientific picture, how our world evolves over time is described (or even governed) by laws of nature. The theme of this workshop is how free will fits into this picture: Is free will compatible with deterministic laws? Is it compatible indeterministic laws? Can we do things that presuppose the falsehood of the laws? How does the correct philosophical theory of laws matter for the prospects of free will? And how important is it to locate free will within the scientific picture of the world?


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