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6:00 PM Is Free Will an Illusion?

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University College Dublin

6:00 PM

Theatre O, Newman Center at University College Dublin

A lecture by Dr. Daniel De Haan (Postdoctoral Fellow, Cambridge University)

Free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the UCD Newman Society.

Speaker Bio: 

Daniel De Haan is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Cambridge working on the neuroscience strand of the Templeton World Charity Foundation’s Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and the Sciences Project, directed by Professor Sarah Coakley. He is conducting research on the intersections of theology, philosophy, and neuroscience in the Faculty of Divinity and in Lisa Saksida’s Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology.

He is a member of Clare Hall and St. Edmunds College. He completed his Ph.D. in 2014 through a doctoral co-tutela between the Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX and the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His doctoral thesis was on the metaphysics of Avicenna. De Haan’s research in the history of philosophy focuses on the metaphysics and psychology of Avicenna and Aquinas.

His research in contemporary philosophy addresses the intersections of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of neuroscience and psychology, and philosophy of religion. He is currently writing a monograph on Aristotelian philosophical anthropology.

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