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Monday, June 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
From Free Will To Civil Liberty

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Many philosophers argue whether humans possess something mysterious called "free will" as an attribute to our relationship to a mystical entity above us or an absolute reality below us. I will argue that the debate is based on absurd premises: as for metaphysics, the only free will that matters is epistemic freedom, i.e. the necessary ignorance in which we are of ourselves and each other. And the proper way to adapt to this ignorance is to build rules that respect the mutual autonomy of individuals, i.e. property rights. Freedom is not a relationship we have to God, but to each other.

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François-René Rideau

François-René Rideau is a cybernetician currently living in NYC and developing software at a large hedge fund. He wrote many essays in French and in English about the dynamics of choice for sentient beings, and spoke at many libertarian events in Europe and in the USA. At PorcFest, he is known for his song: "And a Pony."


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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