Christophe Bouton is Professor of Philosophy at the University Bordeaux Montaigne, and currently a Visiting Scholar at NYU. His research area is focused on the issues of time and history in the contemporary philosophy. His most recent publication is Time and Freedom (Northwestern University Press, 2014).



Time and Freedom

This talk will address the problem of time from the standpoint of the relation between time and freedom. From a practical point of view, the future gets temporalized as a tree of possibilities, a notion that designates the configuration of the future as a multiplicity of alternative possibilities sketched out by the choices of the individual. From this notion, a prospective concept of possibility can be derived which relates essentially to the future and gets grafted onto a conception of freedom as based on deliberation and decision.

Time: 5:20 am
Ukrainian Institute of America / Concert Hall


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