Free Will and Neuroscience:

Florida State University's Alfred Mele to Deliver Keynote at 3rd Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

POUGHKEEPSIE Undergraduates from Yale, Swarthmore, Bard, Rutgers, Wheaton, and the United States Military Academy will join their Marist counterparts on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 to deliver and comment on papers as part of the third Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.

Dr. Alfred Mele, the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University and director of the "Big Questions in Free Will" project, will deliver the keynote address, "Free Will and Neuroscience" on Friday at 5 p.m. in Hancock Center Room 2023. The presentation of papers on Friday and Saturday will take place in the Henry Hudson Room on the third floor of Fontaine Hall.Alfred Mele on Big Think

Mele is one of the most prominent scholars, authors, and thinkers on the question of free will. He is the author of eight books, including Backsliding: Understanding Weakness of Will (2012), Free Will and Luck (2006), and Self-Deception Unmasked (2001), and the editor of five others. Mele attended Wayne State University and received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Michigan.

The conference begins Friday with presentations starting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday's program begins at 10 a.m. See the conference web page for a complete schedule. 

For additional conference information, please contact Assistant Professor of Philosophy Dr. James G. Snyder via email.