The Science and Philosophy of Free Will


Are advances in the scientific understanding of the human mind shaping our conception of free will? If so, how? Is neuroscience revealing that free will does not exist, or is it merely shedding light on the inner workings of agency? And do the answers to these questions have implications for moral responsibility?"

On Sunday, Nov. 6, CFI- New York City will sponsor a panel discussion featuring scientists and philosophers who will discuss their views on these and other questions. Speakers include:

  • Hakwan Lau, neuroscientist, Columbia University.
  • Alfred Mele, philosopher of mind, Florida State University.
  • Jesse Prinz, philosopher of mind, City University of New York.
  • Adina Roskies, philosopher of mind, Dartmouth College.
  • Massimo Pigliucci, philosopher of science, City University of New York (moderator). 

The panelists will participate in a roundtable conversation, then answer questions from the audience. The event will be followed by a reception with the speakers.

This event will take place at the NYIT-Auditorium on Broadway, located on 1871 Broadway at 62nd Street.

This is the second event in our "Scientists and Philosophers" series. The first event focused on consciousness.

Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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