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There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

Determinism, to one degree or another, is gaining popular currency. The skeptics are in ascendance. This development raises uncomfortable — and increasingly nontheoretical — questions: If moral responsibility depends on faith in our own agency, then as belief in determinism spreads, will we become morally irresponsible? And if we increasingly see belief in free will as a delusion, what will happen to all those institutions that are based on it?

 

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