Monthly Archives: January 2024

Life is Getting Better: Why Don’t We Believe it?


© 2024 Max More
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According to just about all decent measures the present is better than the past. It is likely that the future will be better than the present. Most people believe the opposite. The mass media promotes this false opposite. The long-established label for this view is reactionary. Continue reading Life is Getting Better: Why Don’t We Believe it?

Science Has No Role To Play In An Analysis Of Free Will

by Laurence Houlgate
(Emeritus professor of philosophy at California Polytechnic State University)

Regarding your excellent review of the free will problem, I have two questions. First, when you say that the ability of the neurons to deliberate emerges from the water and chemicals that make up our bodies (along with our evolved consciousness), you are making an empirical judgment. Continue reading Science Has No Role To Play In An Analysis Of Free Will

Physics and Free Will


Pursuant to my last post I would like to further explore the relevance of contemporary physics for the question of free will. The key idea made by physicists like Sabine Hossenfelder and others1 is that “The currently established laws of nature are deterministic with a random element from quantum mechanics. Continue reading Physics and Free Will