I have spent a lot of time thinking about free will and determinism, and a fair bit reading others thoughts on it too. I’ve been trying to sift through my own thoughts on the matter because I am still mostly agnostic towards the whole thing though I do lean towards a form of compatibilism that…
Free will, determinism, and moral responsibility. As a pragmatic, empirical physicalist, I try to take an evidence-based and reasoned approach to morality. In the first part of this series, I claimed that objective morality is a principle that operates exclusively at the level of species survival. But how can morality ever be objective? After all,…
Introduction Free will, do we have it? If we were to ask this question to average believer in God, chances are we would come away with a unanimous, or near unanimous, yes. However, amongst others the answers are more divided. There are those that declare that we do not make our own conscious choices, that…
It is an age-old question: does free will exist? This article answers the question, and in the process happens to address the question of meaning as well. When we talk about free will, we are talking about our ability to freely make decisions. To have control over how we decide. (Image reference: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/160795/thumbs/r-FREE-WILL-large570.jpg) When contemplating free…
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