LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility
Principal investigators: Santiago Amaya, Universidad de los Andes
Manuel Vargas, University of California, San Diego
This project consists in a series of seminars and research activities focused on free will, agency, and responsibility. We believe there is untapped potential for high-level philosophical work on these topics within Latin America, and many avenues for creating sustainable dialogues on these issues across the Americas. Our aim is to cultivate that potential, forging a community of philosophers positioned to pursue original, creative, and collaborative work on these topics.
The project seeks to provide early career researchers with opportunities to produce and sustain high-level research on free will, agency, and responsibility. It will also build an Americas-wide dialogue among philosophers pushing discussions on these topics in new directions, including collaborations across the Americas.
A centerpiece of the project will be three midyear seminars in Bogota, in July of 2019, 2020, and 2021. Early career scholars from all over the world will meet and learn from a group of recognized figures working on metaphysics, moral psychology, and responsibility theory. The project also includes two 2-year fully funded postdoctoral positions that will provide selected fellows with plenty of resources for developing a successful research program. To complement these activities, the project will hold various academic meetings (workshops and conferences), as well as award competitions.
For more information on the midyear seminars, click here
For more information on the postdoctoral program, click here
This project is funded by a generous, 3 year (2019-2021) US$1.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, with support from Universidad de los Andes and University of California in San Diego.