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The myth of free will

I've just listened to a great lecture from Sue Blackmore about the Myth of Free Will. This is something of a pet topic for me so I won't say anything more yet.

There are other lectures in the series, sadly on available in the UK, and I think I'll next give a go to Will Self talking about how thinking is represented in novels.

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kruku
Nov. 8th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
Don't have a headset with me presently and the public accesss computer I'm using at the moment keeps shutiing down whenever I try to access that BBC address(Hooray for the internet and freedom of speech! :p ).

However I did find some old onlineguardian pages of Sue Blackmore holding forth on the subject of 'free will':
http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/sueblackmore

Can I assume that her lecture is on much the same lines?
gbsteve
Nov. 9th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
Yeah but slightly more developed, and breathless. She used to be a parapsychologist and a believer, but now she's not.
actualsean
Nov. 9th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that.

Night Waves is brilliant. I listen to their podcasts. On Friday I heard the one with Dr Rude (I forget his true name) the Tudor Historian. Excellent stuff.

Mr Self is usually entertaining.
gbsteve
Nov. 9th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
I've only just become aware of it but I'll be trying to catch up with previous broadcasts.
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