Free Will Debate – This Sunday

No, lawyers are not offering to prepare your will for free.  This will be a debate about the existence of free will.  Is it true that all of our decisions could have been predicted by someone who knew every detail of our past and the state of all the cells in our body?  Can we really make our own choices, or are we only kidding ourselves?  This is important because, among other things, it affects the degree to which we can morally punish offenders for their actions.  Three of our many erudite members will debate the topic and seek your input.  Each panelist holds a Ph.D. (University of California; Western Michigan University; York University). Come to cheer for your side!  The winner gets … nothing, really.  Bragging rights, I suppose.

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, we will gather in person at Somers Lounge within the campus of the College of St. Scholastica. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the festivities begin at 10:00. The presentation starts with some announcements and a Five-Minute Reflection from one of our members. After the presentation, some of us will head downstairs for brunch and conversation in the student cafeteria (all you can eat for less than $10). We’ll save you a seat!

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