Freedom of Will is Topic of Discussion at Denison
Date of Event: December 3, 2008
Posted: November 24, 2008 / Last Updated: December 11, 2008
Tim O’Conner, professor of philosophy at Indiana University Bloomington, will speak on “Human Freedom and the Emerging Sciences of Brain and Behavior” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Denison University’s Samson Talbot Hall of Biological Science (350 Ridge Road). This Philosophy Colloquium, sponsored by the Denison Department of Philosophy, is free and open to the public.
O’Conner will address how the traditional philosophical accounts of human will need to be revised because recent studies indicate that control over one’s own will is limited, fragile and depends, to an extent, on conscious knowledge.
O’Conner is a philosopher whose chief interests lie in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion. He has taught at Indiana University since 1993 and is currently the chair of the Philosophy Department at Indiana University Bloomington.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Denison’s Philosophy Colloquium speaker, Tim O’Conner at 7:30 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 3, in the Samson Talbot Hall of Biological Science (350 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6387.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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