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

Sections

Intention

Mind control

Personhood

  

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Action (philosophy)

Action theory (philosophy)

Agency (LDS Church)

Agency (philosophy)

Akrasia

Alternative possibilities

Alvin Plantinga's free will defense

Arbitrariness

Argument from free will

Choice

Compatibilism

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)

Indeterminism

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

Predeterminism

Qadariyah

Self-determination (philosophy)

Superficial charm

Svatantrya

Thought identification

Two-stage model of free will

Value of control

Velleity

Voluntariness

Voluntarism (action)

Weltalter

Will to power

  

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The Guardian

The Guardian
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0800

It's probably the weirdest puzzle in philosophy: do humans really have free will? (Spoiler alert: I won't be resolving the matter here.) It certainly feels as if we do: at the supermarket, as I reach for some cheddar, it's surely up to me to suddenly ...
 
Discover Magazine (blog)
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:11:43 -0800

What does this have to do with free will? Well, it all goes back to 1983, when a neuroscientist called Benjamin Libet found, using EEG, that a certain pattern of brain activity – a “readiness potential” – occurs in the human brain just before ...

East Bay Express

Creative Loafing Atlanta
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:11:15 -0800

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Many people use the terms "cement" and "concrete" interchangeably, but they are not the same. Cement is powdery stuff that's composed of limestone, gypsum, clay with alumino-silicate, and other ingredients. It's just one of ...

Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:34:05 -0800

People experiencing intense physical needs were less likely to say they believed in free will. People who were not inexplicably taking an online survey while desperately holding in their pee (or starving, or wanting sex, or trying to stay awake) mostly ...

Mother Nature Network

Mother Nature Network
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:41:24 -0800

It's a question that has been debated by philosophers for millennia: Does free will exist, or are all of our actions and choices determined? Many philosophers believe the answer to this question lies at the heart of moral responsibility (i.e., how can ...
 
Huffington Post
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:47:43 -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 ...
 
Hindustan Times
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:26:15 -0800

The Punjab and Haryana high court has allowed a local girl to go with her “free will wherever she likes”. Justice Naresh Kumar Sanghi pronounced this order on November 14, while disposing of a habeas corpus petition filed by Jyoti Masih, sister of ...
 
Big Think
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:56:15 -0800

Even when shown neuroscientific evidence that contradicts a basic conception of free will, people do not accept the claim that concepts like "responsibility" and "free will" become meaningless thereby. This conclusion, published as part of a study ...
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