24.221 Metaphysics: Free Will

Fall 2004

A fork in the road.
A fork in the road. The idea of choice and freedom is discussed in this course. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Johnston.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive list of readings and in-depth lecture notes.

Course Description

This course is a study of free will. It explores the main topic through the lenses of the consequence argument, unavoidability, law breaking, libertarianism, the concept of the person, moral responsibility, action, intention, choice, social psychology, and addiction.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Richard Holton

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session