Im back from the APS which was fun, as usual.
For those in the Auburn area, therell be another session of caffeinated philosophy tomorrow at 5:00 at the Gnus Room (next to Amsterdam Café, near the corner of Gay and Samford). This time Ill be part of a roundtable discussing free will; check out the poster here.
Milton in Paradise Lost describes the fallen angels in Hell enjoying a similar discussion:
Others apart sat on a hill retird,
In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high
Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will and Fate,
Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute;
And found no end, in wandring mazes lost.
But Miltons fallen angels didnt have the benefit of the Gnus Rooms excellent coffee, so Im sure well get it all sorted out.