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Do any of us really have free will? What does it mean to have free will, anyway? Is free will compatible with determinism? Hasn’t science disproved free will? How could we have free will if God exists and foreknows everything that we will ever do? The Free Will Show provides a beginner-friendly introduction to the topic of free will while at the same time exposing listeners to cutting-edge developments on the topic. Hosted by a couple of philosophers, Taylor Cyr and Matt Flummer, The Free Will Show features interviews with guests on a diverse array of issues relating to free will, including issues in science and theology. thefreewillshow.com

The Free Will Show Taylor Cyr and Matt Flummer

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

Do any of us really have free will? What does it mean to have free will, anyway? Is free will compatible with determinism? Hasn’t science disproved free will? How could we have free will if God exists and foreknows everything that we will ever do? The Free Will Show provides a beginner-friendly introduction to the topic of free will while at the same time exposing listeners to cutting-edge developments on the topic. Hosted by a couple of philosophers, Taylor Cyr and Matt Flummer, The Free Will Show features interviews with guests on a diverse array of issues relating to free will, including issues in science and theology. thefreewillshow.com

    Episode 79: Neuroethics and Moral Responsibility with Josh May

    Episode 79: Neuroethics and Moral Responsibility with Josh May

    In this episode, we talk with Josh May about issues in neuroethics and the law and also about mental disorders and moral responsibility.Josh's website: https://www.joshdmay.com/Josh's book, Neuroethics: Agency in the Age of Brain Sciecne: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/neuroethics-9780197648094?cc=us&lang=en&Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefreewillshow/?hl=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Free-Will-Show-105535031200408/

    • 34 min
    Episode 78: Narrative and Moral Responsibility with Meghan Griffith

    Episode 78: Narrative and Moral Responsibility with Meghan Griffith

    In this episode, we talk with Meghan Griffith about developing a narrative capacity and how it relates to becoming morally responsible.Megan's website: https://www.davidson.edu/people/meghan-griffithMegan's paper, "Narrative Capacity and Moral Responsibility": https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/social-philosophy-and-policy/article/abs/narrative-capacity-and-moral-responsibility/B1685573B9DFCAEF6D0B22EA54222D46 Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInstagram: https://www.instagram.c...

    • 49 min
    The Free Will Show Book Trailer

    The Free Will Show Book Trailer

    Cohosts Taylor Cyr and Matt Flummer describe their new book How Free Are We? Conversations from the Free Will Show.Preorder the book from Oxford University Press: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/how-free-are-we-9780197657508?facet_narrowbybinding_facet=Ebook&facet_narrowbypubdate_facet=Last%203%20months&lang=en&cc=usAlso available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/How-Free-Are-We-Flummer/dp/0197657508Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInstagram: https://www.instag...

    • 6 min
    Episode 77: Ambivalence with Justin Coates

    Episode 77: Ambivalence with Justin Coates

    In this episode we talk with Justin Coates about the nature of ambivalence and arguments for and against it.Justin's website: https://djustincoates.com/index.htmlJustin's book, In Praise of Ambivalence: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/in-praise-of-ambivalence-9780197652398?q=justin%20coates&lang=en&cc=us#Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefreewillshow/?hl=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Free-Will-Show-105535031200408/

    • 44 min
    Episode 76: The Standing to Punish with Tommie Shelby

    Episode 76: The Standing to Punish with Tommie Shelby

    In this episode, we talk with Tommie Shelby about whether and when states lack the standing to punish. We also discuss Tommie's book on prison abolitionism, which makes the case for prison reform without accepting that incarceration is illegitimate.Tommie's website: https://www.tommieshelby.com/Tommie's book, The Idea of Prison Abolition: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691229751/the-idea-of-prison-abolitionTwitter: https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInstagram: https://www.ins...

    • 38 min
    Episode 75: Group Responsibility and Historicism with Stephanie Collins and Niels de Haan

    Episode 75: Group Responsibility and Historicism with Stephanie Collins and Niels de Haan

    In this episode, we talk with Stephanie Collins and Niels de Haan about whether structuralism or historicism best accounts for group responsibility.Stephanie's website: https://stephaniecollins.xyz/Niels's website: https://sites.google.com/view/niels-de-haan/homepageTheir paper, "Group Responsibility and Historicism": https://academic.oup.com/pq/advance-article/doi/10.1093/pq/pqad104/7329479Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefreewillshow/?hl=en...

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

1983AuburnTiger ,

Awesome Show

Really love this podcast. I was more of a theology geek before finding it, but since listening I’ve developed a real interest in philosophy. They have great guests to discuss difficult topics. Subjects are always very interesting. Would highly recommend the podcast

The Handsome Brother ,

Parker’s Pensées

This podcast is amazing! I love Taylor and Matt. They are first rate philosophers of free will in their own right as well as philosophy professors. They get amazing guests on and they ask so many of the questions that I want to ask them as well as the questions I’m too dumb to think of. I highly recommend this podcast!

Lucas Hondros ,

Brilliant Podcast

An amazing podcast with 2 brilliant scholars working in the field of free will.

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