The Joy Of Determinism – The Old Freewill V. Determinism Debate

For this interested in the long story, see the thread at…..

The thread was started by the observation that a prominent scientist said at a recent conference that she found that ditching free will was itself immensely “freeing”. That is, she felt that be adopting a deterministic mindset (that all of her actions were determined by a combination of her genes and prior experience) she did not beat herself up as she used to do.

This is a challenging idea that I think has merit. What follows are two posts I made to the thread.

All the best,


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