week 6: Mon Oct 5 & Wed Oct 7
Is everything that happens in the world determined in advance? [slides]
reading – Arguments for determinism [PDF]
week 7: Wed Oct 14 — No class on Mon Oct 12
Same topic as last week.
week 8: Mon Oct 19 & Wed Oct 21
If everything is predetermined, can we still have free will? We will examine an argument for a negative answer. [slides]
reading – van Inwagen, The Incompatibility of Free Will and Determinism [PDF]
week 9: Mon Oct 26 & Wed Oct 28
Same question as last week, but this week we will examine an argument for a positive answer.