Recent Seminars and Lectures
Uwe Meixner (Regensburg). ' The case for agent causation'
Weekly Research Seminar.
Seminars begin at 11.30am unless stated otherwise. Tea and coffee will be served at 11 am and speakers usually join us for lunch (or dinner).
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The talk presents a conceptual framework for describing physical actions - in particular, freely willed physical actions - in terms of agent-causation cooperating with event-causation and conscious intention. It is argued that the agent-causal ingredient in the analysis of physical action is indispensable. The possibility of agent-causation is defended against various objections. In the course of this defence, also the incompatibilist conception of free will is defended. The existence of agent-causation is presented as hinging on the existence of incompatibilist free will.