Confirmation Bias and Free Will

I’ve been thinking about free will, which has in turn got me thinking about all the flaws we all have in our abilities to reason.  We all have them to a lesser or greater extent – and they’re often surprisingly subtle.  The subtly disturbs me – it leaves the door wide open for bad reasoning,…

The Illusoriness of My Free Will

I now seriously suspect that I don’t have free will.  I can’t say I’ve given it much thought in the past – I’ve always viewed it as somewhat philosophical, somewhat theoretical, and the works of Schopenhauer and Hobbes don’t grip me as they should. A lot of neuroscience, however, makes these questions more interesting, and more…