Jason D. Benchimol
Philosophical topics at the intermediate level. Content varies each quarter, depending on instructor.
"Free Will, Agency and Responsibility"
This course will provide an introduction to some issues in free will, moral agency and moral responsibility. Topics may include, but are not limited to, recent libertarian accounts of free will, compatibilist theories of agency, and the significance of voluntary control for moral responsibility.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
It will be assumed that students have prior experience in reading and writing philosophy at the 200 level or above. Prior completion of Philosophy 240 and/or 440 will be *very* advantageous. If you have not yet taken a philosophy course at the 200 level or higher, you are very strongly urged to contact the instructor prior to enrolling in this course.
Class assignments and grading