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Has Neuroscience Debunked Free Will?: Response to Robert Sapolsky

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In this episode of New Ideal, Mike Mazza responds to an episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk, in which neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky argues against the existence of free will.

Among the topics covered:

  • The meaning and stakes of the free will debate;
  • Why determinists are wrong to focus on atomistic choices about preferences:
  • How free will is established philosophically and presupposed by science.

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Dan Schwartz

Dan Schwartz, PhD in philosophy and formerly a professor, is a visiting fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute.

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