Free Will and the Brain

Philosophy Now Radio Show #31 Facebook Twitter Reddit

Free Will and the Brain

Given what we now know about the mind’s connection with brain activity, and that brain activity, being normal physical activity, apparently must be determined by physical laws, is it possible to say we have free will anymore? If so, in what way? If not, what are the implications? And what is free will anyway? To discuss these and related questions, Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now is joined by Sam Coleman from the University of Hertfordshire, Norman Bacrac from the South Place Ethical Society and independent scholar Camilla Martin. First broadcast on 20 March 2012 on Resonance FM.

Duration: 55min 10sec (Download 51MB)

If you enjoy our podcasts you might also be interested in subscribing to our magazine, which contains articles and features on all aspects of philosophy. Please see details in our Shop.

More podcasts

The Philosophy of Human Rights
In the Realm of the Senses
Feminist Philosophy
Who Is This God Person Anyway?
The Mental Universe Debate
How Come Consciousness?
Civilization and Its Discontents
Beyond Right and Wrong
Moral Psychology
Philosophy and Literature
The Ideas of G.W.F. Hegel
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
The Thoughts of Friedrich Nietzsche
Socrates: Man and Myth
How to Think Like an Agnostic Bat
Aping Philosophy
Global Capitalism - Good or Bad?
Wittgenstein’s Art Class

This site uses cookies to recognize users and allow us to analyse site usage. By continuing to browse the site with cookies enabled in your browser, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. X