A Call To The Humanities To Reclaim Its Concious Self
- Written by Shaun Johnston Shaun Johnston
- Published: December 4, 2011 December 4, 2011
Attending a panel on the science of freewill, I asked who outside science, philosophy and religion cared enough about free will to argue against physicalism? They agreed, no one. Post-panel I asked two panelists, "Do you expenence free will?" Both: "Yes." Do you value the experience? Both. "Yes." Why didn't you mention that in your presentation? Embarrassed mumbles.
Massimo Pigliucci on his blog "Rationally speaking" has just posted "A handy dandy guide for the skeptic of determinism." A lot of references to quantum science, relativity and chaos theory, but none to the experience of freewill. Just who is speaking rationally?