21 January 2007

Who's Free?

A wonderful discussion of the problem of free will a few weeks ago in -- where else? -- the New York Times:

Free Will: Now You Have It, Now You Don’t
The New York Times
January 2, 2007

" ... physicists, neuroscientists and computer scientists have joined the heirs of Plato and Aristotle in arguing about what free will is, whether we have it, and if not, why we ever thought we did in the first place."

The popular discussion there reminds me of this scene in Richard Linklater’s Waking Life in which University of Texas philosopher, David Sosa, ably introduces the problem like this:

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