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!