Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Philosopher to Explore Freedom Versus Occasionalism, September 8

Chestertown, MD, August 31, 2005 — Washington College's Department of Philosophy and Philosophy Club present "Is Freedom an Exception to Malebranche's Occasionalism?," a lecture by Sean Greenberg, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, Thursday, September 8, at 4 p.m. in the Common Room of the Casey Academic Center.

Greenberg, a specialist in early modern philosophy with a strong interest in moral psychology, will discuss Nicolas Malebranche-a leading Classical Modern philosopher of the seventeenth century who developed the theory of occasionalism-in light of contemporary problems of the human will. After earning his Ph.D. from Harvard, Greenberg is currently researching early modern concepts of emotions and the will.

The event is free and open to the public.

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