Free Will/New Physics

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  • Created on: 15-05-19 09:37


"Human brains and human mental life are just too complex for humans to understand completely"

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"it is in those circumstances where desires and moral beliefs are in opposition to each other or we have equally strong competing desires and moral beliefs, and only in those circumstances, that we are conscious of deciding between competing alternatives" 

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"It is hardly news that it is harder for humans to do some free acts than to do other free acts; but that doesn't mean that we don't have free will. It means only that our free will is a limited one. An agent can still do what or she is, on balance, inclined not to do"

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Choon Siong Soon used an fMRI scanner to predict the choice subjects would make 8 seconds before they were aware of it

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"So-called reason responsiveness accounts. On these accounts, what makes us free and responsible agents is the ability to detect and act on moral reasons"

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"man can do what he wills, but he cannot will what he wills"

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