How free is our free will? Reflections from a neuroscientist

By Harvey McMahon 04 Mar 2020

Free-will is fundamental to our sense of wellbeing, and underwrites our sense of morality, our judicial system and the Judeo-Christian faith.

However, science has provided evidence that free-will may be an illusion. Whilst we may not be as free as we like to think, we can still make decisions that determine our character, relationships and future. 

This talk is based on Harvey McMahon's Cambridge Paper, available here.

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Surveillance Capitalism: the hidden costs of the digital revolution

Jonathan Ebsworth, Samuel Johns and Mike Dodson examine the business model called "Surveillance Capitalism" and demonstrate its intrinsic dependence on deception, addiction and exploitation. They also suggest practical responses that individuals and communities can take to face these challenges with hope and assurance. 

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