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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


BIOEE 4670 Seminar in the History of Biology

Course description

This seminar will aim at understanding human free will. We will try to understand the concept and its importance in society, law, and its connections to blame, retribution, punishment, and revenge. We will do our best to define human free will. Some of us will find it unintelligible, given the evolutionary origin of humans. Others may consider it a gift of some god, or forbidden by other gods who truly control everything. Still others may find a way to see evolution of humans as the source of approximate free will.


The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time.

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