Free Will, Determinism, and the Self:

Image From: The Self-Reinforcing Illusion — The Negative Psychologist

I Introduction

If determinism is true, then free will, I will argue, is an illusion. This is because the notion of free will depends on our ability to have done otherwise, and that what we mean when we say we could have done otherwise further depends on the view we have of our ‘selves’. Though as will emerge, there seems to be conflicting attitudes to what this even means. Given this, the salience…