Would such freedom be threatened if we were bound by laws of nature? And do such laws constrain only our bodies but not our thoughts? The ancient problem of free will rests on a number of metaphysical assumptions concerning what are causes, laws, powers, properties and actions. This symposium will focus on the metaphysical issues around the problem of free will and explore the prospects for its metaphysical solution.
The aim of the event is to i critically examine the ontological orthodoxies of this debate and ii explore the potential of the dispositions ontology as a better foundation for free will and agency. How should we see agents as properly empowered and would them being so require that they violate the laws of nature? Both determinism and indeterminism seem to threaten our freedom. A world in which everything must be either necessary or purely contingent seems to offer little prospect of free will. This international symposium will aim to explore whether a metaphysics of powers is able to offer an adequate account of our freedom that is neither deterministic nor indeterministic.
Any papers that are willing to explore this terrain, taking a metaphysics of powers seriously, would be welcome. Sign in. Edit this event. London, New York: Routledge. Krishnan, Y.
- Ambassador Frederic Sackett and the Collapse of the Weimar Republic, 1930-1933!
- A Metaphysics for Freedom by Helen Steward 9780198706465;
- Urban Social Listening: Potential and Pitfalls for Using Microblogging Data in Studying Cities;
- The Metaphysics of the Moral Law: Kant's Deduction of Freedom - CRC Press Book.
- Mastering OpenCV with Practical Computer Vision Projects!
- Account Options.
Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. Leibniz, G. New essays on human understanding P. Remnant, J. Bennett, Eds. Locke, J. An essay concerning human understanding.
Can we help?
In Ed. Woozley , London: The Fontana Library.
- Nature and Realism in Schelling’s Philosophy?
- A Metaphysics for Freedom by Helen Steward | Trade Me.
- The Closed World and the Infinite Universe: The Metaphysics of Freedom.
- CFP: The Metaphysics of Free Will: Empowerment, agency and freedom;
- The Metaphysics of the Moral Law: Kant's Deduction of Freedom;
- Political Freedom and Its Roots in Metaphysics | Mises Institute.
Maitra, S. The ethics of the hindus 3rd ed. Ballygunge: Calcutta University Press. Mill, J.
By Marshall Poe
A system of logic: Ratiocinative and inductive. London: Longmans. Nichols, S. The rise of compatibilism: A case study in the quantitative history of philosophy. Panchanana Bhattacharya Shastri Ed. Kolkata: Mahabodhi Book Agency. Paton, H. London: Hutchinson. Kolkata: Paschimbanga Rajya Pustaka Parshada. Potter, K.
Steward, Helen. A Metaphysics for Freedom
The Karma theory and its interpretation in some Indian philosophical systems. Radhakrishnan, S. The Hindu view of life. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Sastry, A. The Bhagavad Gita with the commentary of Sri Sankaracharya. Madras: Samata Books. Sukhthankar, V. Poona: Oriental Research Institute. Swami Divakarananda Trans. Kolkata: Samskrita Pustaka Bhandara. Swami Gambhirananda Ed. Bengali year Kolkata: Udbodhan Karyalaya. Taylor, R. The complete works of Swami Vivekananda, Vol.
Calcutta: Mayavati Advaita Ashrama. Timpe, K.
Libertarianism (metaphysics) - Wikipedia
Uleman, J. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Van Inwagen, P. An essay on free will. Personalised recommendations.