- Russell Blackford
- Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Jerry Coyne writes back - about free will
(Republished from Talking Philosophy (2012). This is partly of historical interest, but the reasoning hasn't been superseded by anything I've written on the subject. I remain unconvinced that scientific determinism, in and by itself, is such a huge impediment to meaningful talk of free well. There may be other impediments, but that seems to be largely an empirical question.)