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Comment on Free Will is Not an Illusion

joakim Tue, Oct 2, 2007
I think the important emphasis of the speech is a rejection of the trendy claim made by neuroscientists and sci-fi philosophy gurus that, in short, "the game is up" on free will; that evidence and experiments can emprically show free will as an illusory construction. These are simply sensationalist and reduce human activity to bare processing (a metaphor in-itself). They also constain their though to an extremely naive and reductive notion of the concept of free will.

It is important as such ideas form the stories we tell about ourselves and thus have the power constrain our imagination and limit possibilities. Challenging them will open up new ways of thinking of human activity and agency.