Episode 7: The Illusion of Free Will (with Gregg Caruso)
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Episode Notes and Links
You have only three options: One, you listen to this episode of your own free will. Two, you listen to this episode as a matter of pure chance, with neither cause nor reason. Three, you were predetermined since the big bang to listen to this episode. One way or another, you're going to hear philosopher Gregg Caruso join Pete Mandik as they gang up on Richard Brown, who intermittently operates under the illusion that he has libertarian free will.
(The music in the episode is by our band, Quiet Karate Reflex. The song in the intro is "SpaceTimeMind Theme Song" [link to music video], the song in the mid-episode break is "Joints of Nature," and in the outro is "Ontological Indeterminacy." More of Quiet Karate Reflex's music can be heard here: http://quietkaratereflex.bandcamp.com/.)
(The video chat between Richard, Pete, and Gregg that this episode's audio is drawn from is viewable on YouTube.)
- Gregg D. Caruso - http://www.greggcaruso.com/
- Free Will and Consciousness: A Determinist Account of the Illusion of Free Will
- Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility
- Science and Religion: 5 Questions
- Mandik, Pete. (2010). Control Consciousness. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2 (4), 643-657. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1756-8765.2010.01084.x
- Arvan, Marcus. A New Theory of Free Will. Philosophical Forum 44 (1):1-48 (2013)
- Wikipedia entry on Quantum Teleportation -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_teleportation
- Brown, Richard. "Kantian Compatibilism?" post at the Philosophy Sucks! blog.