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Discussion on Free Will

Updated: May 19, 2018

Last Monday, 23rd April 2018, I participated in a panel discussion on free will at the London School of Economics, organised by The Forum of European Philosophy and the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.


Is everything we do caused by unconscious brain processes that we cannot control? Has neuroscience shown free will is an illusion?
What happens to moral and criminal responsibility if a defendant can always argue ‘my brain made me do it’?
Is free will uniquely human, or something we share with other animals?

Together with the chair, philosopher Jonathan Birch, the psychiatrist Matthew Broome, and the philosopher Helen Steward, we discussed these questions, among others...


Listen to a podcast of our discussion here.


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