Nov 21, 2021

You don’t have free will, but don’t worry

Posted by in categories: ethics, neuroscience, quantum physics

In this video I explain why free will is incompatible with the currently known laws of nature and why the idea makes no sense anyway. However, you don’t need free will to act responsibly and to live a happy life, and I will tell you why.

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0:00 Intro and Content Summary.
0:30 Free will as the possibility to select a future.
1:21 Free will is incompatible with the laws of nature.
3:02 Chaos and quantum mechanics make no difference.
3:50 Free will is nonsense.
4:28 Other definitions of free will.
6:32 What is really going on.
6:58 Reacting to a prediction is not free will.
8:00 Free will is unnecessary for moral behavior.
9:30 How to live without free will.

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