A good article on free will

Summary: Although the majority of intellectuals deny the existence of free will, a few have defended it. These posts have already referred extensively to Ayn Rand’s defense of free will as based on a primary choice to think or not. This post will review the work of a scientist who also provides a vigorous defense […]

Two views of the power of man

Summary: Two views of man’s worth and scope of choice are contrasted. One view holds that nature is immensely powerful and humbles man. The other holds that man, while of course subject to the laws of nature, has the power to reshape nature to valuable ends, achieving results nature could never accomplish. This power of […]

Faraday and Hamilton

Summary: Read about men who exercise their free will by choosing to focus, reason and develop new knowledge across their entire lifetimes. Such a choice, whether made in the physical sciences or the humanities, can move man to unprecedented new levels of prosperity and happiness. Here are two such exemplary figures.

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Intellectuals do not believe in free will

If you have been reading the posts presented here, you will have seen that the leading arguments against free will have been sympathetically presented, and answered one by one. You may recall that free will was argued to be so fundamental to any argument, discussion, or train of thought that it cannot be denied without […]