Are you free to consciously make decisions? Do you have free will? Because if you do, then you and everyone else can be blamed for decisions and take pride in achievements.
But if you don’t have free will, everything changes. Concepts like disappointment, revenge, blame and self-loathing cannot make sense if there are no conscious elements to decision making. So we’d better make sure either way.
In this podcast, we test the idea of free will and see if it’s possible, or if it even makes sense – logically, scientifically and philosophically.
For more on the scientific and current philosophical views of free will, check this out.