PHILO560

Special Topic: Free Will and Moral Responsibility

This paper will examine conceptual and empirical issues in the literature on free will and moral responsibility. Topics may include: Does free will or moral responsibility require the ability to do otherwise? If we lack the kind of free will required for moral responsibility, can punishment be justified? Do psychopathy or addiction pose problems for theories of moral responsibility? Have experimental findings shown that we don't have free will or that there are methodological problems with philosophical debates about free will and moral responsibility?

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): At least 30 points in Philosophy papers at 200-level or above or approval from the Philosophy Programme's Graduate Advisor.
Internal assessment / examination: 100:0
Restriction(s): PHILO305

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
23A (HAM)A Trimester : 27 Feb 2023 - 25 Jun 2023 Hamilton

Timetabled Lectures for Special Topic: Free Will and Moral Responsibility (PHILO560)

DayStartEndRoomDates
Thu2:00 PM4:00 PMMSB.1.13Feb 27 - Jun 4

NB:There may be other timetabled events for this paper such as tutorials or workshops.
Visit the online timetable for PHILO560 for more details


Indicative Fees

Fees for 2023 are not yet available.


Paper Outlines

Paper outlines are currently not available for this paper. Please contact the Faculty or School office for further details.

Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Philosophy

Other available years: Special Topic: Philosophy of Religion - PHILO560 (2022) , Special Topic: Philosophy of Religion - PHILO560 (2021) , Special Topic: Virtue Ethics - PHILO560 (2020)

Paper details current as of : 30 September 2022 10:04am
Indicative fees current as of : 1 October 2022 4:30am

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