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Stoicism vs. Objectivism: Is Free Will Magic?

A 13 minute YouTube publication from Dec 01, 2021 by Aaron Smith

YouTube, 2021

Duration 13 mins

Notes none

Primary language: English


In this episode of the New Ideal podcast, Aaron Smith reads aloud his article, "Stoicism vs. Objectivism: Is Free Will Magic?" In that essay, he argues that a common (but mistaken) conception of causation leads many scientifically minded people to dismiss free will as either nonexistent, deterministic, or akin to magic. Smith's article was originally published in New Ideal, the Ayn Rand Institute's journal, on September 15, 2021.

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