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Free will explained: how science and philosophy converge to create a beautiful illusion

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2018.
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English
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A compelling essay on free will from an internationally recognized authority on atheism, and author of God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction . Do we have free will? And if we don't, why do we feel as if we do? In a godless universe governed by impersonal laws of cause and effect, are you responsible for your actions? Former evangelical minister Dan Barker ( God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction ) unveils a novel solution to the question that has baffled scientists and philosophers for millennia. He outlines the concept of what he calls "harmonic free will," a two-dimensional perspective that pivots the paradox on its axis to show that there is no single answer--both sides are right. Free will is a useful illusion: not a scientific, but a social truth.
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subject_facet Atheism, Free will and determinism -- Religious aspects
title_display Free will explained : how science and philosophy converge to create a beautiful illusion
title_full Free will explained : how science and philosophy converge to create a beautiful illusion / Dan Barker ; foreword by Michael Shermer
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title_sub how science and philosophy converge to create a beautiful illusion
topic_facet Atheism, Free will and determinism, Religious aspects