Conference

Agent Causation, Powers, and Sourcehood 

Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, 24th–26th May, 2018

(Conference venue: Institute of Philosophy, Ul. grada Vukovara 54, 5th floor)

 

Program

 

Thursday, May 24th 

10:00 – 10:15 Opening 

10:15 – 11:00 John Thorp (Western University): The Free Will Debate: Changing the Subject 

11:00 – 11:45 Oxana Cherkashina (Moscow): Different Notions of “Having Free Will” 

11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break 

12:00 – 12:45 László Bernáth & János Tőzsér (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Does Chance- Incompatibilism Have a Chance? 

12:45 – 13:30 Damir Čičić: A Defense of the Consequence Argument 

13:30 – 15:30 Lunch break 

15:30 – 16:15 Sergei Levin (National Research University, Moscow): The Normality of Agent Causation 

16:15 – 17:00 Stylianos Panagiotou (University of York): Agent Causation and Constrastive Explanation 

17:00 – 17:45 Andrew Sims (Université catholique de Louvain): Naturalizing Agent-Causation: Biological Systems as Proto-Agents 

 

Friday, May 25th 

10:15 – 11:00 Zvonimir Anić (Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb): Substances and Their Powers 

11:00 – 11:45 John Lemos (Coe College): Dissappearing Agents, No Further Powers, and Libertarianism 

11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break 

12:00 – 12:45 Filip Grgić (Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb): Aristotelian Powers and the Explanation of Action 

12:45 – 13:30 Michael Brent (University of Denver): Agent Causation, Mental Action, Sourcehood 

13:30 – 15:30 Lunch break 

15:30 – 16:15 Tomislav Janović (University of Zagreb): How to Treat the Asymmetries Between Self- and Other Ascriptions of Intentionality in Folk-Psychological Explanations? 

16:15 – 17:00 Davor Pećnjak (Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb): Agent-Causal and Non-Causal Theories 

17:00 – 17:45 George Stamets (University of Leeds): Free Agency and the Power of Will 

20:00 Conference dinner 

 

Saturday, May 26th 

10:00 – 10:45 Boran Berčić (University of Rijeka): Determinations by Reasons 

10:45 – 11:30 Heath White (University of North Carolina – Wilmington): The (Slender) Ethical Roots of Incompatibilism 

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break 

12:00 – 12:45 Maria Sekatskaya (St. Petersburg State University): The Consequence Argument and Naming Across Possible Worlds 

12:45 – 13:30 Matko Gjurašin (Zagreb): Determinism and Miracle Working 

13:30 – 14:15 Filip Čeč (University of Rijeka): Deflating Self-Authorship: Luck and the Lack of Ultimate Responsibility