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The main article for this category is Free will.
Free will is often contrasted with Determinism.



Mind control




Action (philosophy)

Action theory (philosophy)

Agency (LDS Church)

Agency (philosophy)


Alternative possibilities

Alvin Plantinga's free will defense


Argument from free will



Conscious automatism

Default effect (psychology)

Dickinson S. Miller

Dilemma of determinism

Do otherwise in the same circumstances

Duration (philosophy)

Elbow Room (book)

Frankfurt cases

Free will

Free will in antiquity

Free will in theology

Free will theorem

Freedom Evolves

Freedom of action

Friedrich Nietzsche and free will

Gaussian adaptation

General will

Harry Frankfurt

Higher-order volition

Hobson's choice

Illusionism (philosophy)


Involuntary memory

Libertarianism (metaphysics)

Life Is a Dream

Lorenzo Valla's Dialogue on Free Will

Mandated choice

Mutual liberty

Neuroscience of free will

Ought implies can

Peter van Inwagen

Philosophical Inquiries into the Essence of Human Freedom

Physical determinism

Positive liberty



Self-determination (philosophy)

Superficial charm


Thought identification

Two-stage model of free will

Value of control



Voluntarism (action)


Will to power


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Sam Harris on "Free Will"

SAM HARRIS IS THE AUTHOR of the New Work Times bestsellers, The Moral Landscape, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. His new book is short (96...

Philosophy: Problem of Free Will

Richard Holton (M.I.T.) discusses the classic philosophical problem of free will --- that is, the question of whether we human beings decide things for ourse...

Is Free Will an Illusion? What Can Cognitive Science Tell Us?

Daniel Dennett May 14, 2014 Serious thinkers contend that free will cannot exist in a deterministic universe -- one in which events are the singular outcomes...

Sam Harris on Free Will (Joe Rogan Experience #543)

The last hour of the Joe Rogan Experience #543, where they discuss the concept of free will.

Free Will with Sam Harris

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 Sam Harris, author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a...

Michio Kaku: Why Physics Ends the Free Will Debate

Don't miss new Big Think videos! Subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Einstein believed that free will was just an illusion, and that awareness o...

Sam Harris - Free Will

Sam Harris speaks to sold out Sydney Opera House on the delusion of Free Will at Festival Of Dangerous Ideas 2012. Includes audience questions. More: http://...

Free Will is an illusion

An interview with Susan Blackmore about free will in humans. Does free will exist? If not, then why? What are the greatest fears of most humans who begin to ...

Sam Harris talks about Free Will

Samuel B. Harris (born April 9, 1967)[2] is an American author, philosopher and neuroscientist, as well as the co-founder and CEO of Project Reason.[3] He is...

Steven Pinker: On Free Will

http://bigthink.com There's no such thing as free will in the sense of a ghost in the machine; our behavior is the product of physical processes in the brain...

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Dallas Morning News (blog)
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:03:45 -0700

It's official: Bentley is Ebola-free. And according to city of Dallas spokesperson Sana Syed, he will be reunted with his owner — Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas nurse Nina Pham — on Saturday. Related. Bentley, the dog belonging to Ebola patient ...


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:27:46 -0700

One of the lively debates spawned from the neuroscience revolution has to do with whether humans possess free will, or merely feel as if we do. If we truly possess free will, then we each consciously control our decisions and actions. If we feel as if ...

East Bay Express

Creative Loafing Atlanta
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:52:30 -0700

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):In AMC's famous TV drama, a high school chemistry teacher responds to his awful luck by turning to a life of crime. The show's title, "Breaking Bad," refers to what happens when a good person cracks and veers over to the dark ...


Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:35:00 -0700

Some neuroscientists, like Sam Harris, have argued that this shows our sense of free will is an illusion, and that lay people would realize this too if they were given a vivid demonstration of the implications of the science (see below). Books have ...
Brookings Institution
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:52:30 -0700

Why did science give up the notion of free will? Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827), a French mathematician of the Enlightenment, postulated that if we knew the position and momentum of every particle in the universe at one instant only, we could then ...
Huffington Post (blog)
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:45:00 -0700

On many grounds this anthem to free will can be refuted. There is no proof you have a soul, if you are a materialist. There is ample proof, on the other hand, that deterministic forces are at work inside us. A generation ago human behavior was largely ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:52:30 -0700

Ebola in U.S.: Second nurse with Ebola is virus-free, will leave hospital. Amber Vinson. A photo from Oct. 21, shows Amber Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Tests show that Vinson, a Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, is free ...

The State

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:26:15 -0700

Amber Vinson, one of the two Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola while treating a dying patient, is free of the virus and is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday. Vinson plans to speak at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where she was ...

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