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Friday, August 16, 2019

Fate’s scales, quivering

Review essay by "Jenann Ismael on why the problem of free will is not going away" at the Times Literary Supplement.

"The reality of the possibilities is what gives weight to our decisions. It is what keeps us up at night. It is what bestows urgency on sorting out what to do. It is what, in James’s words, 'gives the palpitating reality to our moral life and makes it tingle … with so strange and elaborate an excitement'. But it is the reality of the possibilities that physics seems to contradict."

#cause #liberty #will

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