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Stoicism vs. Objectivism: Is Free Will Magic?

In this episode, Aaron Smith reads aloud his article, “Stoicism vs Objectivism: Is Free Will Magic?” In that essay, he argues that a common (but mistaken) conception of causation leads many scientifically minded people to dismiss free will as either nonexistent, deterministic, or akin to magic. Smith’s article was originally published in New Ideal, the Ayn Rand Institute’s journal, on September 15, 2021.

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