Free Will? A DocumentaryMike Walsh

“We are free to determine what we do and who we are”. The concept of free will is perhaps the most fundamental in our understanding of who we are as humans. However, this idea has been debated since ancient times and contemporary insights are downright sobering. Are we really free in our thoughts and actions? And what are the consequences if the answer to this question is not unequivocally yes?

It is perhaps the most fundamental of all philosophical questions and the impact of the answer is enormous on all fronts: do humans have free will? Are we really free? Or is our thinking and will determined by an external factor? Isn't free will a condition for organizing a society? What are the ethical, religious and legal consequences? The debate is centuries old, although there are exciting new voices to be aware of, such as contemporary insights into neuroscience. Different thinkers with different visions are discussed in this fascinating documentary that dares to think through one of the most fundamental questions.



Philosophy Science

Vertoond op editie(s) 2022
Screened at edition(s) 2022

Filminfo

Directed by Mike Walsh
U.S.
2022 min.
English
No subtitles


Programme

Focus on Philosophy

credits
Director

Mike Walsh

Script

Mike Walsh, Mitch Joseph

Producer

Jeremy Levy

Cinematography

Matteo Belletta

Music

Mike Laster

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