Does it matter whether we believe in free will?


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The controversy whether free will exists or not has a very long history in philosophy. Only recently, however, neuroscientists have started to investigate this question and have promoted the idea that free will is an illusion. This claim has been widely discussed in the public media. Even though no definitive answer to this question has been found yet, whether we believe in free will or not might have profound consequences. Will people change their behaviour if they do not believe in free will anymore and will this change our society? I will address these questions by presenting recent research on how belief in free will affects the way people behave. Prof. Marcel Brass. 

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