Seminar Series: Ferenc Huoranszki

The Institute of Philosophy of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences kindly invites you to the upcoming talk of its seminar series

Ferenc Huoranszki:
Compatibilism, Chance, and Freedom

Date and Venue of the lecture: 21h May 2015, 5.00 pm, Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 30. Országház Street, 2. floor, "Pepita" room.

Traditionally, compatibilism in metaphysics is a thesis about the possibility of free will in deterministic worlds. More recently, however, a new question about compatibility has been raised in philosophy of science. Is chance, i.e. single case objective probability, possible in deterministic worlds? In this talk I shall discuss the potential relevance of this latter type of question to the metaphysics of free will by investigating the connection between chances and abilities.

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