The questions concerning will, its freedom, and self-determination were leitmotifs in later medieval philosophy. The overwhelming voluntarist trend that culminated in the later Middle Ages gave raise to multifaceted debates on the role of the will in human life. Naturally, these debates took into account the will’s relation to the intellect and other faculties of the soul in trying to explain human action, akrasia, and the role of motivation and other circumstances in producing volitional acts, as well as the connection between the will’s freedom and moral responsibility. Beyond questions concerning ethics and human action, the will played a role in explaining the production of social and political phenomena, such as artifacts, political and communal institutions, religious orders, marriage, and so forth. In this sense, the will can be perceived as a constructive power that, working with the intellect, can bring about effects that are relevant for social and political life beyond the individual moral life of a human being. The purpose of this conference is to bring together new and current research on conceptions of the will with a specific focus on ethical, political, and social contexts formulated in 13th- to 16th-century philosophy.