January 17, 2013

Evidence that We May Not Have Free Will

George Dvorsky, io9

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Humans have debated the issue of free will for millennia. But over the past several years, while the philosophers continue to argue about the metaphysical underpinnings of human choice, an increasing number of neuroscientists have started to tackle the issue head on — quite literally. And some of them believe that their experiments reveal that our subjective experience of freedom may be nothing more than an illusion. Here's why you probably don't have free will.

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TAGGED: Free Will, Neuroscience


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