A Free Will Resource via Al Mele

Posted on August 25, 2014 by

Al Mele, one of the most distinguished and recognizable philosophers writing on free will has launched a new blog where he plans to field questions and generate discussion a few times a week (see the blog here). He hopes to answer questions related to his last two books where he takes on scientific claims that supposedly lend support to the idea that we do not have free will. Here is a recent quote from Prof. Mele via facebook:

“Here’s something I posted on the Flickers of Freedom blog.

New Blog for Undergraduates

I’ve started a blog dedicated to discussion with undergraduates using either of my two latest books in a course:

A Dialogue on Free Will and Science

Free: Why Science Hasn’t Disproved Free Will

It’s part of an “outreach” idea I had while I was directing the Big Questions in Free Will project. The current plan is for me to check the blog two or three times each week (on most weeks) and reply to questions or comments by students. If you’re using either of the books this term and like the idea, please share the news and the URL with your students (and let me know that some of your students might be using the blog).”

So, for any profs teaching Al’s books I think that this would be a great resource. Also, if any other students plan to read Al’s book (I highly recommend that you do so if you have not) you should utilize this new site to ask pertinent questions that arise when reading.


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