Do we have free will? Maybe it doesn't matter
Research is breathing new life into an age-old argument. The link between free will and moral responsibility has been around since the conception of philosophy. There are hundreds of case studies attempting to manipulate people’s belief in free will to determine whether it will affect the way they act. And as Jim Davies — a professor at Carleton University's Department of Cognitive Science — uncovers, new insights into this research reveal some surprising outcomes, which suggests a third side to the ethical free will argument.