The question of free will is no mere curio of philosophy seminars. A belief in free will underwrites both the religious notion of 'sin' and our enduring commitment to retributive justice. The Supreme Court has called free will a 'universal and persistent' foundation for our system of law. Any scientific developments that threatened our notion of free will would seem to put the ethics of punishing people for their bad behaviour in question.In Free Will Harris debates these ideas and asks whether or not, given what brain science is telling us, we actually have free will?
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Publication date||26 April 2012|
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