Do human beings genuinely have free will? Philosophers and theologians have wrestled with this question for centuries and have set out the ‘design features’ of free will – but how do our brains actually fulfil them? A University of Warwick academic has answered this question for the first time in a paper published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
The public science festival, Pint of Science, kicks off next with experts from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry talking about their research work in a selection of pubs and venues around the Coventry and Leamington Spa.
Artists will attempt to explain the concept of time through the medium of dance, theatre and performance art this week, as part of a research project lead by the University of Warwick.
Each month, the Philosophy in a Time of Crisis website will host a dialogue on one of the key problems and challenges faced by Europe, inviting short contributions and interviews from leading philosophers, artists, writers and intellectuals. Contributions from the Warwick student community and the public at large are also welcome.
The question of how and when people are willing to make and honour commitments is set to be addressed by a pioneering research from the University of Warwick.
Led by Dr. John Michael from the University’s Department of Philosophy the project, The Sense of Commitment: An Integrative Framework for Modeling the Sense of Commitment , will develop a new framework by which to research our sense of commitment.