Dec 14, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

PHIL 234 - Free Will, Determinism and Responsibility

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: One 100-level, three-credit course in philosophy
This course examines main topics and problems in the philosophy of action and agency, including: What is free will and do we have it? Are our motives, desires, and intentions determined? When, if at all, are we responsible for what we do? What implications does free will (or its absence) have for autonomy and legal liability, as in the insanity defense? Offered alternate years. (Formerly PHIL 334) (CHUM; CWRT)