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Free Will: The Choice to Think or Not to Think

Gloria Alvarez, Ben Bayer, Onkar Ghate

Presented at: Exploring Objectivism with Gloria Álvarez

Date: Nov 13, 2019

In this episode, Gloria Álvarez interviews philosophers Onkar Ghate and Ben Bayer about Objectivism's unique perspective on free will. Ghate and Bayer differentiate Ayn Rand's view from traditional viewpoints in the free will versus determinism debate and they discuss the implications for the law of causality. They take up questions about whether man is a "blank slate" at birth, the role of genetics and environment in his life, and whether he is free to change his character.

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