Dates: February 15-16, 2013
Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 224

On February 15-16, 2013, Michael McKenna and the Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom will be hosting a workshop on free will and moral responsibility. The workshop will feature talks from Gunnar Björnsson, Dana Kay Nelkin, Derk Pereboom, and Manuel Vargas. Each paper will be presented in a two-hour session. Sessions will be chaired by Yael Lowenstein, Hannah Tierney, Chad Van Schoelandt, and Brandon Warmke. For more information about the conference participants, please follow the links below:

Gunnar BjörnssonUmeå University
Dana Kay NelkinUniversity of California, San Diego
Derk PereboomCornell University
Manuel VargasUniversity of San Francisco

Schedule of Talks

Friday, February 15

3:00 – 5:00            Dana Kay Nelkin, University of California, San Diego

                                         “Psychopaths, Incorrigible Racists, and Kinds of Responsibility”

                                Chair:  Chad van Schoelandt

Saturday, February 16

9:30 – 11:30        Derk Pereboom, Cornell University

                                        “Free Will Skepticism, Blame, and Obligation”

                                Chair:  Yael Lowenstein

11:30 – 1:00        Lunch

1:00 – 3:00           Gunnar Bjornsson, Umea University, University of Gothenburg

                                        “Ignorance, responsibility, and the attraction of conscious control”

                                Chair: Hannah Tierney

3:15 – 5:15           Manuel Vargas, University of San Francisco                        

                                        “Negligence, Reasons, Responsibility”

                                Chair: Brandon Warmke

For questions, contact the conference organizer, Michael McKenna, at sends e-mail).