Two-year Merlin Student Scholar Fellow, Julianna Breit, graduated Carroll College in Spring of 2023. We’re excited to watch the next chapters of her life unfold. Check out a synopsis of her fellowship work, what she’ll be getting into in 2024, some fun post-graduation adventure photos, and some parting thoughts by Julianna (and us to her) here!!
Come join us for a fun night of film, philosophy, and community at the “W” in the Holter Museum of Art w/ cinematic bottom-feeder & philosopher Matt Strohl. We’ll consider films like Troll 2, The Room, Batman & Robin, Twilight, Ninja III: The Domination, and a good portion of Nicolas Cage’s films and see if these so-called “bad movies” might actually be key ingredients to a fulfilling aesthetic life. Event from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Cash bar & mingling starting @ 6pm. Learn more & RSVP here!
Debates about “free will” crop up in a wide, wide variety of areas: In discussing law and punishment, we ask whether the defendant acted “of his own free will.” In physics and metaphysics, we wonder whether the future is fully deterministic, or whether our choices might affect the course of things. Theologians of various religious traditions ponder a variety of problems over how to reconcile human freedom with divine providence. And researchers in neuroscience and the philosophy of mind worry over the legacy bequeathed to them from Descartes: how, if at all, can the mind even be connected to the body? What, if anything, do these widely varied conversations in divergent fields have in common, besides the name “free will”? Access more here!