• Janis
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    ↪SophistiCat I recently read Dan Dennett's 'Freedom Evolves'. A sympathetic Nietzsche reader and an evolutionary psychologist(and philosopher of mind), he demonstrates how it is possible to maintain a notion of 'free will' while endorsing a Darwinian account of the origin of human behavior.Joshs

    Dennett is a compatibilist. He's trying to keep both determinism and free will intact because he wants to keep the "free will" worth wanting. There are holes in his defense.
  • SophistiCat
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    I recently read Dan Dennett's 'Freedom Evolves'. A sympathetic Nietzsche reader and an evolutionary psychologist(and philosopher of mind), he demonstrates how it is possible to maintain a notion of 'free will' while endorsing a Darwinian account of the origin of human behavior.Joshs

    Evolutionary psychology accounts of free will are, to be sure, of the more speculative nature, but recent progress in neuroscience, psychology, complex systems and ecology help bridge the gap between theory and observation.
  • Janis
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