With Dr. Erik P. Hoel (Columbia University)

Any human action or decision can be described at a micro-scale of atoms obeying mindless and simple physical laws. How can any macro-scale, including that of our own choices, carry any causal responsibility if this is true? A solution is offered via the emergence of macro-scale causal structure, which reveals that in certain system architectures causal responsibility cannot belong solely to the micro-scale.

Wednesday, May 17, 6.p.m.
WeWork Park South 10th Floor Lounge (entrance at 110 E. 28th Street)
Registration required