Imagining a society without free will, Robert Burton

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Robert Burton imagines some of the questions that would be raised in a society which viewed human actions as involuntary and without free will.

Robert A. Burton, M.D., graduated from Yale University and the University of California at San Francisco medical school, where he also completed his neurology residency. At age thirty-three, he was appointed chief of the Division of Neurology at Mt. Zion-UCSF Hospital, where he subsequently became Associate Chief of the Department of Neurosciences. His writings include, On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not, three critically acclaimed novels and a neuroscience and culture column at Salon.com, Mind Reader (2008-2009). He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His new book, A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind; What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves, is now available.
www.rburton.com
This video is an excerpt from SAND Anthology Vol. 5

Jewish Identity After Oct 7

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Recorded live at a SAND Community Gathering on May 11, 2024

#85 In Our Bones

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On Palestinian Trauma & Resilience

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#84 Grieving in Community

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