Do we have free will and what does this even mean? Is free will possible within a deterministic universe? What about an indeterministic universe? Does the concept of free will even make sense to begin with? And what are the implications for morality and the value of life? Could we actually live our lives on […]

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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 […]

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In this talk, David Wallace discusses the notion of probability and some of the philosophical interpretations and problems surrounding it. After distinguishing between subjective and objective probability, he goes on to discuss the possible basis of probability in the world. He then discusses how we can make sense of probability in the Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI) […]

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Peter Van Inwagen discusses the problem of free will. On the one hand, if the universe is deterministic, then everything that happens is causally necessitated by events of the distant past which took place long before we ever were even born. But we have no power over what took place in the distant past, so […]

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