How to make hard choices.

Are you a drifter or do you choose your life?  Philosopher Ruth Chang explains in this TED talk.

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Could you have done otherwise?

The implications of the free will debate.   Interesting discussion by FSU philosopher Alfred Mele of what neuroscience does and doesn’t tell us about free will. “An important implication of the free will debate – that is, the actual debate taking place in scientific and scholarly books and articles and in books and articles for the general public – is that we can easily be misled by scientific findings if we don’t interpret them carefully. When we pay attention to details, we see that the neuroscientific challenge to free will is misguided.”