The Dennes Room

Philosophy 290-4

Spring 2015

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-4 Graduate Seminar: Causation, Time, and Freedom Perry Tu 4-6 234 Moses

My plan for this seminar is to read some new things on the problem of freedom and determinism, or, as I prefer, causation. One wlll be a draft of a book I am trying to write, Wretched Subterfuge. Jenann Ismael is also working on a new book on the topic, which I hope we can read. She may also may be able to attend a number of the seminars. Finally, there is a new anthology coming out editted by John Fischer, and I’ll try to get ahold of some of the papers in it. In addition, we’ll read some of the classics, from Hume to van Inwagen, Ginet, and Wes Holliday. As you can see, I don’t have the details worked out, but this will give potential members of the seminar what I have in mind. If you want to read my essay “Wretched Subterfuge,” to see what sort of ideas I will be trying to develop you can download a C.V. with a link from http://john.jperry.net. Go to item #124 (and #99 and #113, if interested).