The Animal Ethics Reader – edited by Susan J. Armstrong und Richard G. Botzler
The Free Will Problem and Materialism
Summary # 1
The Hidden Brain: Brain Magic Podcast presents a magic trick which presents a significant potential difficulty for Free Will. In your summary, explain the features of the Trick and why it potentially undermines Free Will. Explain the premises and assumptions needed to generate the argument and the conclusion which follows. Finally assess the argument. Determine if the premises are sufficient to show Free Will doesn’t exist. If not what other information would be required. Evaluate the assumptions. Are they plausible, or should they be presented and defended as premises in the argument? You may present the argument as either a summary of claims in paragraph form or as an individuated premises lists and the conclusion. Your summary should be between 1 to 1 ½ pages in length.