http://www.wi-phi.com/video/problem-free-will In the above video (7:43 min long), Richard Holton discusses the classic philosophical problem of free will --- that is, the question of whether we decide things for ourselves, or are forced to go one way or another. He distinguishes between two different worries. One worry is that the laws of physics, plus facts … Continue reading Problem of Free Will
via https://marvinedwards.me/2019/03/08/free-will-whats-wrong-and-how-to-fix-it/ The author of this "Pressed" post, Marvin Edwards, makes a very good case that free will defined and conceived meaningfully does exist.
Sam Harris on Free Will https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAnlBW5INYg Free Will Is A Myth - GP Walsh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yns7PEAS4W8 "The myth of free will" - Suzan Blackmore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkjvWzJ2e3Q Is Free Will A Myth Or A Fact? - Robert Scheinfeld https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8qJDkJbnG8 The Myth Of Free Will – Kerin Webb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqsyu4rNvV8
The following Youtube videos do a very good job of explaining why the world is an illusion, a mere appearance, one that supports the concept of Maya in religions like Hinduism. They also talk of other things like The Double Slit Experiment, Free Will, Consciousness, etc. THINK OF IT AS THE SCIENTIFIC MODEL OF ADVAITA. … Continue reading The Holographic Universe (Scientific Model of Advaita)
Following is the Epilogue in Erwin Schrodinger's book "What Is Life?" (Note: Schrodinger was an Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of Quantum Mechanics, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933) Epilogue: On Determinism and Free Will As a reward for the serious trouble I … Continue reading Schrodinger On Determinism and Free Will
Swami Sarvapriyananda's excellent lecture on "Do we have free will?" is available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzbyeU3dK4g
The Ordainer controls the fate of souls in accordance with their past deeds. Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try how hard you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to stop it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent. (Source: https://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/ramana-maharshi/at-arunachala/) Questioner: “Are … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Free Will and Destiny
The present difficulty is that the man thinks that he is the doer. But it is a mistake. It is the Higher Power which does everything and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position he is free from troubles; otherwise he courts them. Take for instance, the figure in a gopuram … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Sense of Doership, Karma and Karma Yoga