Thursday, February 22, 2007
On Free Will
Free will is a hot topic in philosophy and popular writing these days. Scott Adams has pretty much written it off, for example. Philosophers seem to be very reluctant to give it up since it might mean pretty much the end of their profession. My read of this review of a book by philosopher John Searle is that free will is similar to quantum mechanics and is nondeterministic. That's the only way the concept will survive.