J. Neil Otte wins Kane-Dennett Prize

J. Neil Ott, Ph.D. Candidate, University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy

Published August 20, 2014

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that Neil Otte won the Kane-Dennett prize for his submission to the Free Will Conference sponsored by the University of Michigan - Flint campus's Center for Cognition and Neuroethics.

Papers addressing the libertarian, compatibilist, and/or the two-stage models of Free Will were considered for the Kane-Dennett Prize. This award honors Robert Kane and Daniel Dennett for their writings on Free Will. There was a first prize award of $250 and a second prize award of $100. Neil won the first prize award. His prize winning conference talk will take place in Flint on October 11, 2014.

The Center's Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics (JCN) will be based on the proceedings of the 2014 CCN conference. All papers presented at the Free Will conference will be eligible for inclusion in this issue of JCN. Neil's conference paper abstract is attached as pdf.