Video: Daniel Dennett – Free Will, Determinism and Evolution

Beautiful lecture by the scientific philosopher Daniel Dennett, simplifying the magical myth we associate with free will. One of his slides include three key elements to his speech.

  • Evolutionary theory, not physics, is the key to understanding the phenomenon of freedom.
  • It explains how we can be free, when our parts aren’t free.
  • It explains why people get so anxious. Freedom does evolve, and it could go extinct, if we aren’t careful.

I think free thought is how freedom evolves. Enjoy!

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