Episode 80: Kevin Mitchell Makes a Case for Free Will

Given what we know of physics and neuroscience, can there be free will? Kevin Mitchell, a neuroscientist himself, joins Vasant Dhar in episode 80 of Brave New World to unpack his argument for the existence of free will.

Useful resources
1. Kevin Mitchell on Amazon, TwitterTrinity CollegeGoogle Scholar, his blog and his homepage.
2. Free Agents: How Evolution Gave Us Free Will — Kevin Mitchell.
3. Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are — Kevin Mitchell.
4. Freedom Evolves — Daniel Dennett.
5. Determined: A Science of Life without Free Will — Robert Sapolsky.
6. Free Will — Sam Harris.
7. Daniel Kahneman on How Noise Hampers Judgement — Episode 21 of Brave New World.
8. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment — Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass Sunstein.
9. Synthetic Biology — J Craig Ventor Institute.
10. David Krakauer.
11. David Krakauer on Complexity, Agency, and Information — Episode 242 of Sean Carroll’s Mindscape.
12. Anthony Zador on How our Brains Work — Episode 35 of Brave New World.

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