In January, Dartmouth will launch a new massive open online course (MOOC) on the topic of free will. "Libertarian Free Will: Neuroscientific and Philosophical Evidence," will be taught by Peter Tse, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and explore arguments from philosophers and evidence from neuroscientists about the concept of free will.
"Yes! We have free will," says Tse, and this course will equip learners with the ability to deploy ideas in discussion and debate to challenge arguments to the contrary. Units will cover topics from determinism and consciousness to simulation and animal behavior.
Libertarian Free Will is part of the DartmouthX collection of courses, which Dartmouth has been developing in partnership with online learning consortium edX since 2014. This is the second in a series of courses from Dartmouth’s Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement, and was produced with support from the John Templeton Foundation. The first course, from Professor Marcello Gleiser, was "Question Reality! Science, Philosophy, and the Search for Meaning."
Join us for Libertarian Free Will, the six-week online course, by registering now!