The “problem of the freedom of the will” does not arise in the history of Buddhist philosophy, but there is talk of agency. I explore just why it does not arise, why that is a good thing, and how to think of agency without talking about the will, or freedom.
Philosophy Seminar Series.
Date: Thursday, 29 Aug 2013
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Philosophy Resource Room (AS3 #05-23)
Speaker: Jay Garfield, Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor of Humanities and Head of Studies in Philosophy, Yale-NUS College
Moderator: Dr. Ben Blumson
About the Speaker:
Jay L Garfield is Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor of Humanities and Head of Studies in Philosophy at Yale-NUS College, and Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Smith College, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies. He likes to think about the philosophy of mind, logic, Buddhist philosophy, Indian philosophy in the 19th and 20th centuries and cross-cultural interpretation.