The Here and Now Podcast

Free Will

June 24, 2020 The Here and Now Podcast with Dave Monds Episode 31
The Here and Now Podcast
Free Will
Show Notes

The question of free will has been on the mind of deep thinkers for thousands of years but we are no closer to finding an answer. In this episode we take a look at the three main positions on free will: determinism, libertarianism and compatibilism and consider the consequences of each. This is a long episode and I barely scratched the surface so consider this a gentle introduction. Maybe you're destined to push play, maybe you're about to make a conscious choice, by the time you reach the end of episode you might have a better sense of which explanation feels most correct to you.

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Show notes

The Standard Argument Against Free Will – The Information Philosopher
Free Will – Sam Harris
Free Will: A very short introduction - Thomas Pink
The Split Brain: A tail of two halves – David Wolman
Free Will is an Illusion (On Cashmore) – Lisa Zyga
Compatibilism – Craig Ross, Philosophy Now
Compatibilism – Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
Free Will in Theology

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