Christian List

Professor für Politikwissenschaft und Philosophie an der London School of Economics and Political Science

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Januar−Februar 2018

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Why Free Will is Real«

The aim of my »Free Will« project is to defend a robust notion of free will against some prominent naturalistic critiques. It is often claimed by neuroscientists and others that free will is an illusion: a left-over from a pre-scientific way of thinking. If this critique were correct, it would profoundly challenge our human self-conception as agents and our established practices of responsibility ascription. It would also significantly challenge deontological morality. I hope to show, however, that free will – in a relatively strong sense that involves intentionality, alternative possibilities, and causal control – is compatible with a scientifically informed worldview. (Christian List)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Christian List

Christian List ist Professor für Politikwissenschaften und Philosophie an der London School of Economics and Political Science. Darüber hinaus ist er Fellow der British Academy und Subject Editor für die Philosophie der Sozialwissenschaften, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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Politische Theorie, Demokratietheorie, Handlungstheorie

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. (mit F. Dietrich) »Probabilistic Opinion Pooling Generalized, Part One: General Agendas«, In: Social Choice and Welfare (im Erscheinen).
  2. (mit Peter Menzies) »My brain made me do it: The exclusion argument against free will, and what’s wrong with it«, In: Making a Difference (hg. von H. Beebee, C. Hitchcock und H. Price), Oxford: Oxford University Press (im Erscheinen).
  3. (mit Franz Dietrich) »Reason-based choice and context-dependence: An explanatory framework«, in: Economics and Philosophy, Bd. 32, Nr. 2, 2016.
  4. (mit Laura Valentini) »Freedom as independence«, in: Ethics, Bd.126, Nr. 4, 2016.
  5. (mit Philip Pettit) Group Agency: The Possibility, Design and Status of Corporate Agents, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.