From Daniel Hill (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool):
Academic conference *Free Will and Miracles*
While at our 2017 conference we investigated claims that miracles or human free actions are impossible or incompatible with the laws of nature, this conference will investigate the nature of human free actions and of divine actions. In which respects would free human actions be similar to divine interventions, and how would they be dissimilar? In which sense does human freedom have degrees, and in which sense would God be perfectly free? Is the existence of free human actions (of some kind) incompatible with atheism? What would constitute reasons for believing in free will of a certain kind? What would constitute reasons for believing in a divine intervention? What is the prior probability of a divine intervention? Is the existence of probabilistic laws of nature/processes necessary for free will or necessary for divine interventions? What possible kinds of divine action are there? What kinds of possible free human actions are there?
Date: 21.-23. August 2019, location: Munich, Germany.
Registration required, please send an email to email@example.com.
- Timothy McGrew – ’The Formal Epistemology of Testimony: Beyond Hume and Earman’
- Timothy O’Connor – ‘How Do We Know That We Are Free?’
- Thomas Pink – ‘Reason – Human and Divine: the Jesuits on Motivation’
- Richard Swinburne – ‘Phenomenological Evidence of Libertarian Free Will’
- Alin Cucu – ’Does Energy Conservation Preclude Dualistic Agent Causality?’
- Barbara Drossel – ‘How the Laws of Physics Leave Room for God’s Action’
- Benedikt Göcke – ‘The Many Problems of Special Divine Action’ (cancelled)
- Johannes Grössl – ’Timeless Reaction – How an Eternal God Reacts to Free Decisions of His Creatures’
- Christoph Halbig – ‘Reasons & God’s Discretion’
- Lydia Jaeger – ‘Human Liberty Between Scientific Determinism and Liberty of Creation’
- Peter Jedlička – ‘Neurodeterminism and Free Will’
- Uwe Meixner – ‘Miracles With and Without Free Will – Free Will Without and With Miracles’
- Dietmar von der Pfordten (TBC) – ‘Freedon as partial, inherent non-necessity’
- Daniel von Wachter – ‘Agents Can Initiate Causal Processes’
- Sven Walter – ‘Free Will and Science: Why Do the Folk Think Free Will is an Illusion?’
All talks and responses will be in English.
Conference fee: 60 €.
Some scholarships of 300 € are available. Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommend staying at the location of the conference, Schloss Fürstenried.
Further information: http://iap.li/event/