Jenann Ismael, University of Arizona (Philosophy)
Freedom Center Colloquium Series
On December 4th, Jenann Ismael will be giving a talk as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. Jenann is an Associate Professor of Philosophy here at the University of Arizona. Here is an abstract:
There are all kinds of events that are part of my psychological life. I see things and hear things; I get hungry; I feel sad. I have thoughts and ideas, carry out inferences, and make decisions. The stream of events that make up my conscious life is a busy whir of happenings. Which of these are things I do, rather than things that merely happen to me? These are the questions I want to raise. I will suggest that there are certain events in my mental life with respect to which it is impossible to take a passive stance, and that this helps us to understand the sense in which our actions are up to us.
Please join us in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center for Jenann's talk!