The 52nd Potter Memorial Lecture
Free Will and Neuroscience:
What Do Old-School and New-Wave Studies Show?
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Compton Union Building (CUB) Auditorium
Alfred Mele is the William H. and Lucyle T. Werckmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. He attended Wayne State University and received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Michigan.
Professor Mele's research focuses on such topics as free will, action theory, rationality, and self-deception. His current research explores whether the results of neuroscience experiments give us reason for denying that human beings have free will. Watch the Potter Lecture
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Professor Mele is the author of 10 books including Why Science Hasn't Disproven Free Will (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), An Dialogue on Free Will and Science (Oxford University Press, 2014), and Springs of Action (Oxford University Press, 1992). He has also edited 6 books and written approximately 400 journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews.
Professor Mele was the Director of the Big Questions in Free Will Project (2010-2013), supported by a $4.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
A list of Mele’s publications, with links to electronic versions of many of them, can be found here.
The Potter Talk
The Power of Situations, People, and Education
Noon • Friday, January 24, 2014
Bryan Hall 308
Co-sponsored by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy
The annual Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the WSU School of Politics, Philosophy, & Public Affairs.
These past Potter Lectures have been archived online.
Daniel C. Dennett