“The feeling that we have free will says nothing about the existence of free will, any more than the feeling that the Christian god exists is itself evidence for such a God.”
"For many reasons, belief in free will resembles belief in gods, including an emotional commitment in the face of no evidence, and the claim that subverting belief in either gods or free will endangers society by promoting nihilism and immorality."
Why We Shouldn’t Bet on Having Free Will—A Reply to William Edwards |
Free will is our capacity to compare potential ideas and actions to abstract standards. Why We Shouldn’t Bet on Having Free Will—A Reply to William Edwards - Quillette