Release date: July 10th, 2016
If people don't have free will, then can we be held morally responsible for our actions? And what would happen to society if we were to collectively shed our belief in free will? In this episode Julia talks with philosopher Gregg Caruso, who advocates a position of "optimistic skepticism" on the topic. Skepticism because people don't have free will as a sense of moral responsibility, but optimistic because society would be better off if we accept that we do.
Gregg's 1st Pick: "Living without Free Will" by Derk Pereboom
Gregg's 2nd Pick: "Against Moral Responsibility" by Bruce Waller
Podcast edited by Brent Silk