The "Dangerous Truth" about Free Will (Free Will and Morality, Pt. 2)
About This Episode
Tamler and David discuss whether giving up our belief in free will makes us more likely to abandon our moral standards.
Jesse Bering “Scientists say free will probably doesn’t exist, but urge: “Don’t stop believing!” Excellent accessible description of the Vohs and Schooler study that we discuss.
Tamler’s blog post in Psychology Today criticizing the pessimistic views of Smilansky and Vohs and Schooler: "No Soul? I can live with that. No free will? Aaahhhh!".
Josh Knobe on free will and experimental philosophy.
Tamler's dialogue on some of the problems with current experimental work on free will: "Free Will and Experimental Philosophy: An Intervention."
Uhlmann, Zhu, Pizarro & Bloom “Blood is Thicker: Moral Spillover Effects Based on Kinship”