Apr 28, 2017 • Philosophy Colloquium: Al Mele

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Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:00 to 17:00

 

The Spring 2017 Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Al Mele (Florida State University). His talk is entitled "Free Will And Neuroscience: Old And New."  (Abstract below.)

Friday, Apr 28, 3-5pm, Maloney Seminar Room, Social Sciences 224.
 

 

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"Free Will And Neuroscience: Old And New"

A major source of scientific skepticism about free will is the belief that conscious decisions and intentions never play a role in producing corresponding actions. I present three serious problems encountered by any attempt to justify this belief by appealing to existing neuroscientific data. Experiments using three different kinds of technology are discussed: EEG, fMRI, and depth electrodes.

 

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