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C1 SPEAK OUT ADVANCED UNIT 2: A Panel Discussion November 11, 2015

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PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE FREE WILL ILLUSION

Student A (3.16):You are Daniel Glaser, neuroscientist. Explain the three experiments that deny the existence of free will.

Student B (10.51):You are Neal Lawson, political adviser.Explain how free will is a market illusion,not a democratic reality.

Student C (16.52): You are Ellie Lea, a researcher on the effect of education and culture on the loss of free will.

Student D (24.11): You are Joe Friggieri, philosopher. Explain how circumstances affect free will .

THE FREE WILL DELUSION (MINUTES 5.30-10.30)

Watch Sam Harris explaining the free will delusion(minutes 7.00-10.35) and summarise your opinion in about 200 words (optional homework). Does it make sense to wish things had been different or to regret doing them?What is the point of analysing what might have happened if one´s life had taken a different direction?  Read model on p. 29 of your student´s book.

Notice a similar case discussed from the point of nature-nurture interaction (minutes 57:00-1:00:00).

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