Neuro Philosophy of Freewill - team
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Aaron Schurger and the project in the The Atlantic

Sept 2019

For decades, a landmark brain study fed speculation about whether we control our own actions. It seems to have made a classic mistake.

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5 Questions about "Neuroscience and Philosophy of Free Will"

July 2019

During the Second International Conference on Neuroscience and Free Will, we invited some of the conference attendees for an interview, during which we asked them five questions about neuroscience and philosophy of free will.

  1. What do you see as the biggest promise of the field of neuroscience of free will?
  2. What are the greatest challenges that you think this field faces?
  3. Please opine on how can an abstract notion like free will be probed experimentally.
  4. What are the advantages and challenges in collaborations between neuroscientists and philosophers when studying free will?
  5. On this note, do you think we have free will?

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The 2nd International Conference on Neuroscience and Free Will

March 2019

The 2nd International Conference on Neuroscience and Free Will and the inaugural meeting of “Neurophilosophy of Free Will” project took place at Chapman University from March 14th to 17th, 2019.

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Philosophers and Neuroscientists Join Forces to Study Free Will

Jan 2019

Science Magazine article: Philosophers and neuroscientists join forces to see whether science can solve the mystery of free will.

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