Experimental philosophy and the problem of free will.

@article{Nichols2011ExperimentalPA,
  title={Experimental philosophy and the problem of free will.},
  author={Shaun Nichols},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331 6023},
  pages={1401-3}
}
Many philosophical problems are rooted in everyday thought, and experimental philosophy uses social scientific techniques to study the psychological underpinnings of such problems. In the case of free will, research suggests that people in a diverse range of cultures reject determinism, but people give conflicting responses on whether determinism would undermine moral responsibility. When presented with abstract questions, people tend to maintain that determinism would undermine responsibility… CONTINUE READING
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