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One year post-doctoral Fellowship, beginning Fall 2016. We are looking for philosophers with a special interest in self-control. AOS: Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Mind, or Ethics. The Fellow is expected to teach four courses per year in the Philosophy Department. Salary: $42,000. Please send dossier (including letter of application,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Flickers of Freedom
I agreed to write an article on the future of philosophical work on free will for a volume Joe Campbell is editing. I think I’ll make predictions about what’s happening in the year 2025. My first thoughts about that year were these: (1) agnostic autonomism is the majority view (in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
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One year post-doctoral Fellowship, beginning Fall 2015. We are looking for philosophers with a special interest in self-control. AOS: Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Mind, or Ethics. The Fellow is expected to teach four courses per year in the Philosophy Department. Salary: $42,000. Please send dossier (including letter of application,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
There's now an audio version of my new book, Free: Why Science Hasn't Disproved Free Will. I have access codes for several free copies. I'm planning to give some to family and make some available to FSU grad students and readers of this blog. If you'd like a free copy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
The John Templeton Foundation has teamed up with Slate to publish a new collection of articles entitled Are We Free?. There are short pieces by Robin Collins, Bob Kane, Thomas Nadelhoffer, Derk Pereboom, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Kathleen Vohs, and me. And there's more . . . Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
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Here's something from me on Daily Nous: http://dailynous.com/2014/10/21/mele-replies-to-dennett-on-templeton-funding/ Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
Here's something by me in Daily Nous: http://dailynous.com/2014/10/21/mele-replies-to-dennett-on-templeton-funding/
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2014 on Dennett Mele Templeton at Tomkow.com
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I’ve started a blog dedicated to discussion with undergraduates using either of my two latest books in a course: A Dialogue on Free Will and Science Free: Why Science Hasn't Disproved Free Will It’s part of an “outreach” idea I had while I was directing the Big Questions in Free... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
I’ve started a blog dedicated to discussion with undergraduates using either of my two latest books in a course: A Dialogue on Free Will and Science Free: Why Science Hasn't Disproved Free Will It’s part of an “outreach” idea I had while I was directing the Big Questions in Free... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
I’ve started a blog dedicated to discussion with undergraduates using either of my two latest books in a course: A Dialogue on Free Will and Science Free: Why Science Hasn't Disproved Free Will It’s part of an “outreach” idea I had while I was directing the Big Questions in Free... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
Soon, the following ad will appear in the online JFP. This post-doctoral position is associated with the new Philosophy and Science of Self-Control project, funded primarily by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation and directed by Alfred Mele. One year post-doctoral Fellowship, beginning Fall 2014. We are looking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
The ad below will appear soon in JFP online. It was good to see a lot of you at the San Francisco APA. --Al One year post-doctoral Fellowship, beginning Fall 2013. We are looking for philosophers with an AOS in free will. The Fellow is expected to teach four courses... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Flickers of Freedom
I know this is a very busy time of year with lots of pressing alternatives to blogging. So here’s something that doesn’t need much of a set up. Philosophers sometimes talk in terms of a “control” or “freedom” condition on moral responsibility and epistemic conditions on moral responsibility. I’m curious... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Flickers of Freedom
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In my 2006 book (and elsewhere), I’ve raised what I called the “problem of present luck.” The problem I’m trying to make salient has a long history, and it comes up when I talk to journalists and other nonspecialists about libertarianism. I don’t bring it up; they do. My primary... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2012 at Flickers of Freedom
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Bob Kane contends that his event-causal libertarian view gives agents “more power” (or control) “than compatibilists can give us in a determined world” (p. 397 in “Rethinking Free Will” in the second edition of his Oxford Handbook). Here he’s responding to what he calls the “no-more-power” objection to event-causal libertarianism.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Flickers of Freedom
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I just learned that David Hodgson is hospitalized with terminal cancer. He's wondering whether any reviews of his recent book are in the pipeline. That's *Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will*, published late last year by OUP. If you have a draft of a review, please consider sending it to... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2012 at Flickers of Freedom
I'll be participating in the Society for the Philosophy of Agency group meeting at the APA in Seattle. Following Manuel Vargas's lead, I'm asking for a little help. Below are some questions I'll be asked. What would you say? Q. What are some of the central issues in action theory... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Flickers of Freedom