Sabine Hossenfelder explains why free will is incompatible with the currently known laws of nature and why the idea makes no sense anyway.  

Compare this with John-Paul Sartre’s “We are condemned to be free.”

Sounds like a perfect debate topic for Philosophy Friday here on Frank’s World.

Time stamps:

  • 0:00 Intro and Content Summary
  • 0:30 Free will as the possibility to select a future
  • 1:21 Free will is incompatible with the laws of nature
  • 3:02 Chaos and quantum mechanics make no difference
  • 3:50 Free will is nonsense
  • 4:28 Other definitions of free will
  • 6:32 What is really going on
  • 6:58 Reacting to a prediction is not free will
  • 8:00 Free will is unnecessary for moral behavior
  • 9:30 How to live without free will