Conference on Free Will: Moral and Legal Responsibility

Saturday, 15 November 2008
Conference: 8.30am-5.30pm, Cocktail reception: 5.30-6.30pm

Minter Ellison Conference Room, Level 13, Sydney Law School
173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney
Cost – Full fee: $154 incl. GST; Student/concession: $71.50 incl GST

The question of whether people have free will is of interest to legal philosophers and criminal lawyers due to its possible link with moral responsibility and deserved punishment. If free will is required to be morally responsible and to deserve punishment by a criminal court then a further question is – what kind of freedom of the will is necessary?

This conference will focus on issues such as what it is to be free, to be morally responsible and to be deserving of punishment. It will consider the relationship between these issues and concerns about legal responsibility and the punishment of criminal conduct. The day will be of interest to philosophers and lawyers.

For further information, registration and program please visit http://www.law.usyd.edu.au/jurisprudence/conference2008.shtml

Or contact: Sydney Law School Events Co-Ordinator | Tel.: +61 (0)2 9351 0248 | email: law dot events at usyd dot edu dot au

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