From our systems of government to our most intimate relationships, the idea that we determine our own thoughts and actions is fundamental. But what neuroscience and psychology have taught us in recent years is that free will is an illusion. So what does this mean for our cherished notions of political and social freedom and our focus on individual choice and responsibility? To find out we need to look beyond the delusion of free will and change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.
Speaker - Sam harris