The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control

December 2013 Big Questions in Free Will Conference

December 6-8, 2013

Augustus B. Turnbull III Conference Center

Friday, December 6th

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Opening Remarks by Al Mele
(Florida State)

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Roy Baumeister
(Florida State) & Jamie Luguri (Yale): “Free Will: Belief, Myth, Reality, Causes, Consequences, and Context”
Chair: Tracie Mahaffey (Florida State)

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Jenann Ismael
(Arizona): “On Why We See the Past as Fixed and the Future as Something We Can Bring About by Will: The View Through the Lenses of Physics”
Chair: Oisín Deery (University of Montreal)

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Hakwan Lau
& Ai Koizumi (Columbia): “Metacognitive Awareness and Cognitive Control”
Chair: Kyle Fritz (Florida State)

Saturday, December 7th

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Jonathan Schooler
(California-Santa Barbara)& Kathleen Vohs (Minnesota):“Manipulating Free Will Beliefs: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Redux”
Chair: Oisín Deery (University of Montreal)

10:00 am – 10:50 am
Randolph Clarke
(Florida State):“Negligent Action and Unwitting Omission”
Chair: Angela Schwenkler (Florida State)

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Uri Maoz
(California Institute of Technology): “On the Neural Representation of Deliberate and Random Decisions”
Chair: Nathanael Stein (Florida State)

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Adina Roskies
(Dartmouth): “Self-Causation”
Chair: John Schwenkler (Florida State)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lunch Break

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Tamar Kushnir
(Cornell)and Alison Gopnik (California-Berkeley): “Children’s Developing Ideas of Free Will Across Cultures and Domains”
Chair: Michael Bishop (Florida State)

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Carolina Sartorio
(Arizona):“Manipulation and Moral Luck”
Chair: Simon May (Florida State)

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Thalia Wheatley
(Dartmouth): “The Field’s Potential Readiness to Move Beyond Libet”
Chair: Randolph Clarke (Florida State)

Sunday, December 8th

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Patrick Haggard
& Mathew Salvaris (University College London): “Brain Bases of Intention and Agency”
Chair: Robyn Waller (Florida State)

10:00 am – 10:50 am
Gunnar Björnsson
(Umeå University): “Manipulators, Parasites, and Generalisation Arguments”
Chair: Matthew Flummer (Florida State)

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Andrew Monroe
(Florida State) and Bertram Malle (Brown): “Bringing Free Will Down to Earth: People’s Psychological Concept of Free Will and its Role in Moral Judgment”
Chair: Sam Sims (Florida State)

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Haim Sompolinsky
& Ariel Furstenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem):“A Neural-Network Model of Intentions and the Picking/Choosing Distinction”
Chair: James Justus (Florida State)