Free Will and Causality
September 26-27, 2019, Duesseldorf, Germany
The conference brought together experts on free will and causality in order to explore what the debates about these topics can learn from each other. The connection between metaphysical aspects of the free will problem and how they depend on or relate to causation in general as well as to more specific theories of causation was investigated.
Questions addressed at the conference included traditional problems regarding the compatibility of free will with physical determinism and indeterminism or the conceptual relations between free will, rational deliberation, and moral responsibility as well as their bearing for different understandings of causation
The conference was organized by Maria Sekatskaya (DCLPS, University of Duesseldorf), Alexander Gebharter (University of Groningen), and Gerhard Schurz (DCLPS, University of Duesseldorf). The event was funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) research group FOR 2495: Inductive Metaphysics.
More information about the conference can be found at dclps.phil.hhu.de/freewill