The Moral Imagination -  Michael Matheson Miller
The Moral Imagination
Ep. 16: Dr. Michael Egnor: Does Neuroscience Refute Free Will?
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Ep. 16: Dr. Michael Egnor: Does Neuroscience Refute Free Will?

Does neuroscience prove there is no free will? Is consciousness reducible to a neural network? Are we determined by our brains? In this episode, I speak again with neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Egnor. We discuss Sam Harris arguments against free will, and examine not only the philosophical problems with Harris' argument, but Dr. Egnor also argues that Harris incorrectly interprets the work of Benjamin Libet on will and the readiness potential, and that Libet himself did not reject free will. We also discuss the complex question of consciousness and the materialist claims that consciousness can be reduced to a physical, neural process.

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The Moral Imagination -  Michael Matheson Miller
The Moral Imagination
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