Since the debate about free will continues to be of interest, the readings for this meeting continue the topic. Participants have posted a number of short essays on the message board, so please read as many of them as you can.
Main reading: "Brains, Choices and Free Will," http://www.bmeacham.com/blog/?p=924.
Additional readings, all on the message board, http://www.meetup.com/philosophy-31/messages/boards/forum/8556052. Or click Discussions, then Message Board, then Philosophy for Real Life Monday night group.
- What is your inside view of free will? - several authors
- FREE WILL, ETHICS, AND NATURAL LAW, Parts I and II - James I Davis
- What's lurking beyond the causal veil - Gene Reshanov
- Determinism's perspective - Guy Johnson
This group typically reads a short article, often a blog post by Bill Meacham, ahead of time and discusses it at the meeting. We approach philosophy as free human beings engaged in the world. The discussion format is free-form, and it is always quite lively.