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851-0125-81L  How Free Are We? Philosophical Theories on Freedom and Determinism

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersL. Wingert
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentParticularly suitable for students of D-BIOL, D-HEST, D-INFK, D-CHAB, D-HEST, D-PHYS

AbstractWe are praised for our achievements and blamed for our failures. It is presupposed that our doings are something that is up to us. "It is up to us" often expresses our attitude to treat us as free beings. But are we really free, hence responsible for our behavior? Or is our behaviour entrenched in conditions properly understood as deterministic ones?