Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Some Fallacies Regarding Free Will
Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Philosophy
12:05 pm, 817R Cathedral of Learning
Abstract: At every stage of the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of science in particular, the problem of free will has been debated, and over the years an enormous literature has evolved in the subject, which continues to grow apace in our day. In view of this it is surprising that some rather basic fallacies have been allowed to persist in argumentation on the subject. The paper will dial in specific with four fallacies which have figured prominently in arguing against freedom of the will.