Brief Reflections on Free Will

Free will is one of those philosophical questions that everyone feels strongly about. Before we start reflecting on it, most of us have established opinions about the existence or nonexistence and the extent of human freedom of will. It is almost intuitive. After all, if I do not have any free will, then how can …

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Spreading the Word: Free Will Anyone?

This Friday I share with you a short video on free will. In it, this complex topic is explored from a scientific and, ultimately, philosophical perspective. I wonder, do we all even mean the same thing when referring to free will? Could free will be a concept we use to describe an evolutionary adaptation that …

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Spreading the Word: Why Human Affairs Are Unpredictable

This Friday I share with you an audio recording of a lecture on the unpredictability inherent to human affairs. This lecture was given in the 70s by philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre. It is a 1 hour audio and will require focused attention, but it is well worth it. MacIntyre talks in a clear manner and throws …

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Spreading the Word: 5 Questions about Free Will

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video in which various experts discuss the topic of free will. It is an interview that raises 5 questions to several attendees of the Second International Conference on Neuroscience and Free Will that was held 1 year ago (March 2019). For me, the most …

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