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Free Will

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All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door

Is everything we do the product of unconscious brain processes that are beyond our control? If so, what happens to moral and criminal responsibility if a defendant can always argue, ‘my brain made me do it’? And if free will does exist, could other animals possess it too? We bring together a philosopher, a psychiatrist, and a neuroscientist to discuss what recent research into the brain might mean for our understanding of free will.

**Matthew Broome**
Chair in Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, University of Birmingham

**Nura Sidarus**
Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive Science, Institut Jean Nicod, Ecole Normale Supérieure

**Helen Steward**
Professor of Philosophy of Mind and Action, University of Leeds

**Jonathan Birch**
Fellow, the Forum
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, LSE

In conjunction with the British Society for the Philosophy of Science

More information: www.philosophy-forum.org