Philosophy and Science of Free Will

Summer 2017 Seminar

Derk Pereboom (Cornell University)

Marcel Brass (Ghent University)

July 3-8, 2017 (9-12 pm)

600 Renwen Building
Renmin University of China

July 3

Philosophy Lecture 1
9-12 pm
What is the free will debate about, and what is

2016-2017 Reading Groups

Analytic Philosophy Reading Group

This groups meets bi-weekly on Fridays at 12 pm in 621 Renwen.

October 28
Reading: The Tenseless Theory of Time (J.J.C. Smart)
Presenter: Daniel Lim

November 25
Reading: The Privileged Present (Dean Zimmerman)
Presenter: Daniel Lim…

Michael Tye: Consciousness Lectures

Michael Tye (University of Texas, Austin)

June 12, 14, 2017

600 Renwen Building
Renmin University of China
2-3:30 pm

Lecture 1: Is There an On/Off Switch for Consciousness in Animal Brains? (June 12)

Does consciousness admit of borderline cases? Should …

Inference to the Best Metaphysical Explanation

Title: Inference to the Best Metaphysical Explanation
Speaker: Nick Stang (Toronto / Miami)
Location: 5th floor Renwen Building
Date: December 14, 2016
Time: 3 pm

Abstract: Contemporary metaphysicians frequently justify their theories by inference to the best explanation (IBE): we …