Thursday, October 17, 2019
Amherst College
Department of Philosophy

Fourteenth annual lecture of The Amherst Lecture in Philosophy
Presents: Daniel C. Dennett
Co-Director Center for Cognitive Studies and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy
Tufts University

The title of his talk is

 "Autonomy, Consciousness and Freedom"

Abstract: Autonomy, in one sense, is self-control—as contrasted with remote control. Self-control is an achievement, not anything that we are born with. Human consciousness is the arena of self-control that we inculcate in those human beings we consider responsible agents. Political freedom is the freedom to move and act at will, and it is a freedom very much worth wanting.

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:00pm in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

Reception to follow

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and
Funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science

For further information, please call 542-5805

 

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