10-Minute Talks: Science hasn't refuted free will

by Professor Christian List FBA

4 Nov 2020

The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes.

It is often suggested that free will is an illusion and a left-over from an outdated worldview; and that the idea of free will has no place in modern science. In this talk, Christian List argues that far from undermining free will, science actually offers some arguments in its support.

Christian List’s 10-Minute Talk is based on his identically-titled article published in the Boston Review in February 2020. His book, Why Free Will is Real was published in 2019.

Speaker: Professor Christian List FBA, Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, London School of Economics

10-Minute Talks are a series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday on YouTube and also available on Apple Podcasts.

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