Free Will and Moral Responsibility in Light of Philosophy & Neuroscience

PHIL951S

Discusses selection of recent work on issues like: What is free will? Is it compatible with determinism? With indeterminism? With external sources for our actions? Does free will require reasons-responsiveness? Second-order endorsement? Do our (mental) wills really cause our (physical) actions? How is free will related to moral responsibility? Is anyone ever fully morally responsible? Why does it matter? Do people who lack moral responsibility ever deserve to be punished? Students encouraged to develop their own views. 3 units.