On Free Will

  • On Free Will I: Executive Summary (March 28, 2006)
    Offers a brief summary of the following four parts in this series and the conclusions which they will defend.
  • On Free Will II: Overthrowing Dualism (March 30, 2006)
    Debunks the ancient idea of an immaterial soul that inhabits the body, finding it to be an appeal to obscurantism and contradicted by the evidence.
  • On Free Will III: Outsmarting the Prediction Machine (April 1, 2006)
    Argues that it is fundamentally impossible to predict or control human behavior with perfect accuracy, dispelling the gloomy worldview of fatalism.
  • On Free Will IV: The Nature of Choice (April 3, 2006)
    Offers a non-supernatural account of what it means to make a choice and how human beings can freely make choices that alter their own character.
  • On Free Will V: Moral Responsibility (April 6, 2006)
    Lays out a naturalistic view of moral responsibility, arguing that, contrary to what is commonly believed, being responsible for one’s deeds does not require the ability to have done otherwise.