Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Examined Life: Do We Have Free Will?

A very good documentary. What do you think on this topic?

If we look at ourselves, at our ability to deliberate and make choices, it seems obvious that we are free. On the other hand, if we look at what we believe about causality (that every event must have a cause), it appears that we do not have free will but that we are determined. We seem to have inconsistent beliefs.

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Part Three:

This show is part of a series on philosophy -- I hope to post other topics in the future.

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