Freedom & Responsibility

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Philosophy

Course Number: 
341
Institution: 
Amherst College

Are we free? Do we possess the freedom necessary for moral responsibility? What form of freedom is necessary for moral responsibility? Is this freedom compatible with causal determinism? To be morally responsible for an action, must its agent have been able to act otherwise? Must she have chosen her own character? What is it to be morally responsible for an action? These are the main questions we shall address in this course.  To address them, we shall read works by Hume, Reid, Chisholm, Ayer, Strawson, Frankfurt, Nagel, and others.

Requisite: One course in Philosophy. Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Visiting Professor Boxer.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
PHIL-341-01-1213S

Course Sections

Freedom & Responsibility
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Karin Boxer

kboxer@amherst.edu

TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM

COOP 201