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Today’s article is review of a book – Freedom Regained – by Julian Baggini. The idea of free will – that we are not controlled by external forces such as god or genes but we are free to choose our next reactions, our occupations, our wishes, and so on – has been floating around for a while now. The book discusses what scientists, philosophers or laymen think about free will as in does free will mean having the freedom to choose? The idea of freedom – this writer says – is wrong for many people who believe that freedom is giving up responsibility or that it is complete absence of constraints. What then is freedom?

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/01/freedom-regained-julian-baggini-review-possibility-free-will

If the topic interests you, you might like to read an excerpt of the book:

https://scientiasalon.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/freedom-regained/

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