Browsing All posts tagged under »free will«

An utterly mundane conclusion

July 23, 2017

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Life really is pretty simple.

No Reason, No Cry: Determinism May Be Good For Your Health

February 22, 2016

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To put it bluntly, without free will, we must discard any notion of human reason, which presumes we can freely will our way in and out of beliefs or anything else about which we might reason.

Death Is The Only Consideration: Be Moral Because You Are Moral.

November 5, 2015

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Rationality, I think, requires us to accept that there may be no rational justification for some of our most fundamental behaviour.

An End to The Blame Game: Beyond Freedom and Will.

July 29, 2015

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This shift in perspective is motivated by cutting edge research and the intuition that the mere fact of criminality is a reliable sign that there is something wrong with the brain, even if we can’t yet detect, measure, or cure it.

A Ghostly Spandrel Puzzles the Will: “Free or Not Free?” Isn’t the Question.

July 2, 2015

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The whole notion of free will may be an intellectual spandrel best explained by our intellectual history rather than our biology. Our notion of free will might be as fanciful and unnecessary as the idea of God that spawned it.

The Team of Your Brain: All Athletes, No Coach.

April 21, 2015

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Your conscious mind is not without influence. There is evidence that it can guide your future behavior, even if it doesn't determine it in the here and now.