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Paul Russell interviewed by 3:AM Magazine

NEWS: JUN 17, 2016

Foto: Per-Erik Milam

Please find here an extensive interview with GRP Director Paul Russell in the online literary magazine 3:AM. Professor Russell discusses his take on many of GRP’s core topics such as freedom and responsibility, Peter Strawson’s optimism/pessimism distinction, and why he’s a freewill pessimist. The interview also offers accessible summaries of Russell’s research interests in the history of philosophy such as Hume and classical vs naturalist compatibilism, Hume as an anatomist of virtue, Hume and Aristotle, Hume and Epicureanism, Hobbes, Hume’s relationship to the British Empiricists, Hume and Reid, and Hume’s irreligious and freethinking core.