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Free Will and Decision Making: Thalia Wheatley - Closer to Truth

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

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Free Will and Decision Making

"What is the relationship between free will and decision-making, the capacity of individuals to select among options or choices usually based on certain criteria. It would seem that, in principle, decision-making can exist outside of free will (such as in a computer), but free will cannot exist without the capacity to make decisions.

Thalia Wheatley is an Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College.

Closer to Truth, hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn and directed by Peter Getzels, presents the world’s greatest thinkers exploring humanity’s deepest questions. Discover fundamental issues of existence. Engage new and diverse ways of thinking. Appreciate intense debates. Share your own opinions. Seek your own answers." from video introduction.

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