Feb 02, 2022
“That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call “free will” is your mind’s freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character.”
- Ayn Rand
Rand’s view of free will as the choice to focus one’s mind or not, i.e. a volitional control of one’s mental processes, is unique, even among thinkers who agree that humans are volitional beings. In this discussion we will delve deeply into Rand’s theory of free will, and examine it in contrast to opposing views from both sides of the debate.
You can find more about what Rand had to say on the topic here
Objectivist philosopher Harry Binswanger discussed free will extensively on HBTV