This is our first episode in a series about Free Will, Compatibilism, and Determinism. Stan, JP, and Jordan start by clearing up some of the major confusions that plague this conversation. They share how to have this discussion with clarity and keep the focus on the claims and avoid confusion. They also spot some ideas about Free Will, Compatibilism, and Determinism “in the wild.”
In this podcast, we discuss:
- What does it mean to be “free”?
- What are the major ideological camps in this conversation?
- Does the Compatibilist view of antinomy solve this logical problem?
- What are the most important distinctions in the Free Will and Determinism conversation?
- Where are the major pitfalls in this discussion? Where should we start the conversation if we want to gain understanding?
- What would evidence for Libertarian Free Will look like?
- A quiz and clues for JP and Stan on how to decipher what ideology an author or other content creator is communicating.
Resources and references:
- William Lane Craig discusses his work on Systematic Philosophical Theology
- P. Moreland, Finding Quiet: My Struggle of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace
- Wilder Graves Penfield – A Brief Biography
- John Steinbeck, East of Eden