Free Will and Miracles
Academic conference 21–23 August 2019 in Munich (arrival 20/8, departure 24/8).
The talks will be in English.
Venue: Schloß Fürstenried, Munich.
This conference is a part of the project The Openness of the Universe for Free Will and Special Divine Action, funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
The topic of the conference
While at our conference 2017 we investigated claims that miracles or human free actions are impossible or incompatible with the laws of nature, this conference will investigate the nature of human free actions and of divine actions. In which respects would free human actions be similar to divine interventions, and how would they be dissimilar? In which sense does human freedom have degrees, and in which sense would God be perfectly free? Is the existence of free human actions (of some kind) incompatible with atheism? What would constitute reasons for believing in free will of a certain kind? What would constitute reasons for believing in a divine intervention? What is the prior probability of a divine intervention? Is the existence of probabilistic laws of nature/processes necessary for free will or necessary for divine interventions? What possible kinds of divine action are there? What kinds of possible free human actions are there?
The participation fee is 60 € (25 € for students), registration is required at Mr Nolte rnolte@!remove this!iap.li. Places are limited. If you register and then cannot come, please inform us without delay.
For students and doctoral students there are some scholarships of 300 CHF available. In order to apply, please write to rnolte@!lösche dies!iap.li and send us your CV and a brief letter describing why you want to attend. Apply now, at the latest 15 July 2019.