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Reducing Two-Way Powers, Lecture by Andrei Buckareff (4/4)

Andrei Buckareff
Associate Professor of Philosophy and
Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program Marist College

Wednesday April 4, 2018
Rockefeller Hall 212

Some philosophers have recently argued that if exercising agency is understood in terms of settling the truth of some matter, then the power required for the exercise of intentional agency is an irreducible two- way power to either make it true that p or not make it true that p. This talk argues that the inclusion of such two-way powers into one’s metaphysic of agency implies a commitment to substance dualism. But there is an ontologically less-costly alternative to irreducible two-way powers.

Part of Vassar College Philosopher's Holiday Lecture Series.

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