Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Free will as a consequence of the third type of causation

The interest of various scientists in the philosophical notion of free will, i.e. the ability of cognitive agents to make choices unconstrained by factors external to decision making, has consistently been growing lately. The philosophical implications of quantum mechanics as well as recent advances in psychology and health care, esp. concerning near death experiences of patients returned to active life, demand a definitive answer to the question of whether our free will is genuine at all.