Patrick Haggard/ Amber Jacobs/ Thomas Pink

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6.30 – 8.00pm | Thursday 4 November 2010 
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, LSE

Patrick Haggard
, Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and in the Department of Psychology, University College London; Group Leader of the Action and Body Research Group
Amber Jacobs, Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London
Thomas Pink, Professor of Philosophy, King’s College London

Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

The debate about human freedom concerns the power we have to determine for ourselves how we act. It is a problem about nature and the place of humans within nature – do we have any powers or capacities that are radically different from those of other animals? Is freedom part of human nature? And it is a problem about morality – does morality require us to possess such powers? And how can freedom be both a human power and a human right?