Philosophy for Real Life: Monday Discussion Group

The reading this time will be "Free Will or Free Won’t?", available here:  http://www.bmeacham.com/blog/?p=876.  It is about Benjamin Libet's well-known neurophysiological experiment that some say proves we do not have free will.  If you think you do, please choose to come if you wish.  Otherwise, do what you are impelled to do.

This group typically reads a short article, often a blog post by Bill Meacham, ahead of time and discusses it at the meeting. We approach philosophy as free human beings engaged in the world. The discussion format is free-form, and it is always quite lively. Links to the articles will be posted in advance of each meeting.

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  • Heide

    guest is a maybe -depending on work but will change accordingly.

    February 5, 2013

  • a.m.

    Isn't the free will vs. determinism dichotomy really a matter of determining responsibility and of determining what is justice?

    February 4, 2013

    • Guy J

      Annine. I would say yes the free will issue has its largest implications in issues of justice and responsibility.

      February 5, 2013

  • Adam

    Hey Bill!

    Thought I would pass this along as it may serve as good material for a group.

    http://www.wiso.uni-hamburg.de/fileadmin/wiso_vwl/johannes/Ankuendigungen/Berlin_twoconceptsofliberty.pdf

    Keep me informed if you plan on doing a group around this as I would be interested in attending. Hope you are well!

    January 30, 2013

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