Free will, without God?

Part 8 in series: 20 Atheist answers to questions they supposedly can’t

11. How is free will possible in a material universe?

Short answer: Depends what you mean by ‘free will….’

Long answer: What exactly do we need to ‘count as’ having free will (and does our situation satisfy that?) Particularly, if we live in a world that is apparently determined via laws of nature, surely our brains (and perhaps therefore our minds) are included in this inviolable causal chain. So, if our thoughts are determined, what then for our intuition we have free will? Continue reading