6 The Paradox of Free Will & Determinism (John Searle)
In the final talk of his series ‘Minds, Brains and Science’, John Searle examines the evidence for and against the existence of free will. Professor Searle attempts to explain why human beings stubbornly believe in their own freedom of action and debates the philosophy of free will. He concludes his Reith Lectures trying to characterize the relationship between the perceptions of self and the world around us.
This talk was part of the Reith Lectures given by John Searle, American philosopher and Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. The rest of the talks from this series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBHxLhKiPKxBg93nx9e1HpQMN93Rm6TRR
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