recursos_naturaleza_tit_El libertarismo frente a los experimentos “tipo Libet”

Libertarianism in the face of experiments "subject Libet".

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seminar from group Science, Reason and Faith. 

José Manuel Muñoz Ortega. Pamplona, 20 September 2016. 


About speaker:

José Manuel Muñoz Ortega holds a PhD in Philosophy and graduate in Biology. He currently teaches the permanent training course "Neuroscience and free will" at the UNED and is a teacher at the I.E.S. Joan Ramis i Ramis in the Balearic Islands.


Benjamin Libet's experiments on the temporal sequence in the electrophysiology of certain voluntary acts have produced a discussion in Philosophy and neuroscience. Many authors have seen in them a convincing test against the existence of free actions. Other more recent experiments, carried out with fMRI or deep electrodes, seem to lead to the same conclusion. However, the argumentation followed by their advocates has received important criticisms. In this seminar: the essential features of the "subject Libet" experiments are presented, the positions of prominent authors defending or refuting the argument against free will based on these experiments are shown, and it is examined whether, in the light of the above, it can be rejected that humans enjoy free will (libertarianism) and furthermore that it is incompatible with determinism.


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