Sam Harris - Moral Landscapes


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In one section, called The illusion of free will, Harris argues that there is a wealth of evidence in psychology (e.g. the illusion of introspection) or specifically related to the neuroscience of free will that suggests that metaphysically free will does not exist. This, he thinks, is intuitive; "trains of thought...convey the apparent reality of choices, freely made. But from a deeper perspective...thoughts simply arise (what else could they do?)".[23] He adds "The illusion of free will is itself an illusion".[24] The implications of free will's non-existence may be a working determinism, and Harris warns us not to confuse this with fatalism.[23]

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Beware of William's Wand!!

That is so wrong on so many levels.

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