Content on Free Will
How Do You Think? Part 2: The Challenge of Our Contested Will
The Jewish view of consciousness is not of homeostasis but of dynamism, conflict and change. Each moment we choose whether to be selfish or kind, impulsive or reflective.
What Artificial Intelligence Can Teach Us About Ourselves
Human beings have long wondered about the extent to which we truly have free will, or whether the path we travel is pre-ordained.
A Foot In the Door: How One Deed (Good or Bad) Leads to Another
Once we have set down a certain path, human nature makes it increasingly difficult to reverse course.
Even if We Are Not Free, We Are Still Responsible
“Freedom” is not a binary state – either we are free, or we are not. Rather, “freedom” is a matter of degree, but while we may not be completely “free,” we still are responsible.
Pick a Destiny, Any Destiny
If we simply feel invested in our choices — even if sometimes they aren’t always “ours” — we can then own them and take responsibility for them.