Is Belief in Free Will a Cultural Universal

  title={Is Belief in Free Will a Cultural Universal},
  author={F. Brigard},
  journal={Mind & Language},
  • F. Brigard
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Mind & Language
  • Recent experimental research has revealed surprising patterns in people's intuitions about free will and moral responsibility. One limitation of this research, however, is that it has been conducted exclusively on people from Western cultures. The present paper extends previous research by presenting a cross-cultural study examining intuitions about free will and moral responsibility in subjects from the United States, Hong Kong, India and Colombia. The results revealed a striking degree of… CONTINUE READING
    147 Citations

    Figures from this paper

    The weirdness of belief in free will
    For Whom Does Determinism Undermine Moral Responsibility? Surveying the Conditions for Free Will Across Cultures
    • 5
    • PDF
    Forget the Folk: Moral Responsibility Preservation Motives and Other Conditions for Compatibilism
    • 7
    • PDF
    Laypersons’ Beliefs and Intuitions About Free Will and Determinism
    • 4
    • PDF
    Cognition and consequences of the belief in free will
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Experimental Philosophy and the Problem of Free Will
    • 70
    • PDF
    The Folk Psychology of Free Will: An Argument Against Compatibilism
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF


    Folk Fears about Freedom and Responsibility: Determinism vs. Reductionism
    • 62
    • PDF
    Moral Responsibility and Determinism: The Cognitive Science of Folk Intuitions
    • 443
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Normativity and Epistemic Intuitions
    • 391
    • PDF
    Semantics, cross-cultural style
    • 361
    • PDF
    Was Free Will a Pseudo-Problem?
    • 8
    Universal moral grammar: theory, evidence and the future
    • J. Mikhail
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
    • 2007
    • 589
    • PDF
    How to Think about the Problem of Free Will
    • 75
    • PDF