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Choice; Responsibility; Free will and determinism


Professor Kent Greenfield, Boston College Law School, delivers an Osgoode Guest Seminar on October 22, 2012.

We are fixated on the idea of choice. Our political theory is based on the consent of the governed. Our legal system is built upon the argument that people freely make choices and bear responsibility for them. And what slogan could better express the heart of our consumer culture than "Have it your way"?

In this talk, Kent Greenfield explores unsettling questions about the choices we make. What if they are more constrained and limited than we like to think? If we have less free will than we realize, what are the implications for us as individuals and for our society?

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