Welcome to Breaking the Free Will Illusion for the Betterment of Humankind! Here you’ll find a whole lot of information and content about one of the most pervasive illusions in the world: Free Will! Also, for an in depth look, the book is currently out as an Amazon Kindle ebook and paperback!
Consciousness is a huge topic in which a whole lot of the discussions can be had about “the hard problem” that extends to “qualia” (e.g. the experience of “redness”), how it happens, why it happens (a faulty question in my opinion), how it relates to the brain, and so on. These discussions about consciousness can be had [...]
Once again I’ve been having a “debate” with someone who is asserting that determinism and knowledge are incompatible. And once again I’ve been pointing out that all determinism means is that every event is causal, and that causality is actually a requirement for consistent and coherent thought and knowledge obtainment. Most people who argue against determinism [...]
As a philosopher who has educated himself on physics, I’d never try to argue physics with a physicist. That is, until such physicist moves from the realm of physics into the realm of philosophy! Then it’s simply time to correct some huge mistakes, even if that means delving into the philosophy of physics itself . The [...]
Time and time again people express to me their feeling that if determinism is true and the “future is inevitable” due to this, that everything is “pointless”. That for some reason us being able to freely will a change in the future implies some sort of meaningfulness that an entirely causal universe doesn’t have. This, [...]
Recently a post came out titled “Belief in Free Will Not Threatened by Neuroscience”, first appearing on the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest blog, and then in Wired Magazine, written by Christian Jarrett. Needless to say this article really does quite a job obfuscating and confusing the real “neuroscientific” case made by Sam Harris and others. In [...]