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Dennett on Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Story posted May 08, 2014

Daniel Dennett’s favorite Dilbert cartoon proclaims that humans are nothing more than “moist robots,” devoid of free will. But don’t let that fool you, says the philosophy professor and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. Free will does exist – if not in an absolute sense – and humans should be held accountable for their actions.

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