Workshop on the Manipulation Argument

June 7, 2012 - 14:30 - June 9, 2012 - 12:30
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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Ish Haji (University of Calgary)
Al Mele (Florida State University)
Derk Pereboom (Cornell University)
Paul Russell (University of British Columbia)
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Conference Title: The Manipulation Argument
Place: Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)

Date: 7-9 June, 2012

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Invited speakers:

Ish Haji (University of Calgary): Historicism, Non-Historicism, or a Mix?

Al Mele (Florida State University): Manipulation, Moral Responsibility, and Bullet Biting

Derk Pereboom (Cornell University): A Multiple-Case Manipulation Argument against Compatibilism

Paul Russell (University of British Columbia): Selective Hard Compatibilism

Respondents: Gunnar Björnsson, Andreas Brekke Carlsson, Damir Cicic, Zac Cogley, Kristin Demetriou, Benjamin Matheson, András Szigeti, Patrick Todd

Organizers: Michael McKenna (University of Arizona) & András Szigeti (Lund University/CEU)

The event forms part of 'What it is to be human?' project ( hosted by the Philosophy Department of Central European University ( and funded by the National Development Agency/MAG Zrt.

The conference contributions will discuss different aspects of the Manipulation Argument, arguably the most influential argument for incompatibilism.

The conference is open to all interested philosophy students and researchers (at any career stage) from all countries as (non-speaker) participants. Registration is free. No financial support for travel and accommodation expenses can be provided.

Deadline for registration: *25 May, 2012*

To register and for more information, please send an email to András Szigeti ( by 25 May.