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Friday, April 6, 2012

Harris and Dennett on Free Will

Sam's latest blog post on free will addresses some of the differences between the way he and Dan Dennett conceive of the subject. While they are in substantive agreement on the big picture, Sam apparently thinks there is still plenty to be said about the particulars. Very interesting read, although it is painfully obvious that this concept is unlikely to be convincing to the vast majority of hairless apes on this planet.

1 comment:

  1. I really think the free will question is one that needs to be addressed by individuals in terms of their own motivational profile, and not strictly in terms of abstract rational argument. Those who are nonplussed by the thought of a world without agency need to decide if they can do without it, or the hypothesis of it (or even the myth of it). Those who are not are probably not much interested in the question to begin with.