Causation and Agency in our Indeterministic World

March 1, 2013 - March 2, 2013
Utrecht University


Main speakers:

Rani Lill Anjum
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Robert Kane
University of Texas
Marcus Kracht
Universität Bielefeld
Christian List
London School of Economics
Stephen Mumford
University of Nottingham
Timothy O
Indiana University
Constantine Sandis
Oxford Brookes University
Timothy Schroeder
Ohio State University
Helen Steward
University of Leeds
Alberto Zanardo
University of Padova

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How can anything at all happen in an indeterministic world? And how can that which happens, be something specific? In an indeterministic world (like ours, arguably), it is not determined what will happen - but how can that which happens, become determinate then? Can we learn about this problem by considering agency, or can we sharpen our understanding of agency by considering this problem? Is it fruitful to approach the problem from the point of view of things actualizing their potentialities (their dispositions and powers), or should we use some framework of indeterminstic event causation, or some other framework?

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This event is organized in the context of Thomas Müller's ERC starting grant "Indeterminism Ltd. An intervention on the free will debate".

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March 1, 2013, 9:00am CET

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