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Podcast Profile: The Free Will Show

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85 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 42 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Do any of us really have free will? What does it mean to have free will, anyway? Is free will compatible with determinism? Hasn’t science disproved free will? How could we have free will if God exists and foreknows everything that we will ever do? The Free Will Show provides a beginner-friendly introduction to the topic of free will while at the same time exposing listeners to cutting-edge developments on the topic. Hosted by a couple of philosophers, Taylor Cyr and Matt Flummer, The Free Will Show features interviews with guests on a diverse array of issues relating to free will, including issues in science and theology. thefreewillshow.com


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Free will theories • Moral responsibility • Philosophy of action • Neuroethics • Law and punishment • Psychopathy • Addiction • Blame and forgiveness • Determinism vs. free will • Narrative identity

The Free Will Show delves into the intricate and multifaceted topic of free will, exploring it through philosophical, scientific, and theological lenses. The podcast, hosted by philosophers Taylor Cyr and Matt Flummer, aims to provide an accessible introduction to the concept of free will while simultaneously engaging with advanced discussions on related contemporary issues.

A recurring theme across the episodes is the investigation of moral responsibility. The podcast frequently features discussions on how various factors such as mental disorders, addiction, and neuroethical considerations affect our understanding of moral accountability. Episodes often explore theoretical perspectives like instrumentalism, compatibilism, and libertarianism, analyzing their implications for moral and criminal responsibility.

Legal contexts are another prominent focus, with numerous episodes examining the intersection of free will and the law. Topics under this umbrella include the standing to punish, overpunishment, rehabilitation, children’s culpability, and corporate criminal responsibility. The podcast scrutinizes how different philosophical views on free will can influence legal principles and practices, such as mens rea requirements and the justification of various forms of punishment.

Theological dimensions of free will are also thoroughly explored, particularly the problem of divine foreknowledge and human freedom. Episodes discuss various responses to this problem, including Ockhamism, Molinism, and open theism, providing listeners with insights into how free will is reconciled with divine omniscience in different theological frameworks.

Additionally, the podcast touches on more nuanced topics like the nature of ambivalence, the concept of moral luck, narrative capacity in moral responsibility, and the philosophical implications of transformative experiences and omissions. By interviewing experts and discussing their recent work and publications, the show keeps listeners informed about cutting-edge developments in the study of free will.

Overall, The Free Will Show offers a rich and complex examination of free will, bringing together diverse perspectives to probe one of philosophy's most enduring questions.


Episodes:
Episode 80: Instrumentalist Accounts of Moral Responsibility with Anneli Jefferson
2024-May-30
45 minutes
Episode 79: Neuroethics and Moral Responsibility with Josh May
2024-May-06
34 minutes
Episode 78: Narrative and Moral Responsibility with Meghan Griffith
2024-Apr-22
49 minutes
The Free Will Show Book Trailer
2024-Apr-15
6 minutes
Episode 77: Ambivalence with Justin Coates
2024-Apr-08
44 minutes
Episode 76: The Standing to Punish with Tommie Shelby
2024-Mar-25
38 minutes
Episode 75: Group Responsibility and Historicism with Stephanie Collins and Niels de Haan
2024-Mar-11
50 minutes
Episode 74: Omissions and Moral Luck with Joseph Metz
2024-Feb-26
36 minutes
Episode 73: Corporate Criminal Responsibility with Mihailis Diamantis
2024-Feb-12
50 minutes
Episode 72: Crime and Reparations with Raff Donelson
2024-Jan-29
31 minutes
Episode 71: The Principle of Alternative Possibilities with Justin Capes
2024-Jan-15
41 minutes
Episode 70: Forgiveness and the Law with Simone Gubler
2023-Dec-18
26 minutes
Episode 69: Addiction and the Law with Stephen Morse
2023-Dec-04
38 minutes
Episode 68: Psychopathy and the Law with David Shoemaker
2023-Nov-20
41 minutes
Episode 67: Children and the Law with Gideon Yaffe
2023-Nov-06
39 minutes
Episode 66: Overpunishment with Saul Smilansky
2023-Oct-23
42 minutes
Episode 65: Rehabilitation with Katrina Sifferd
2023-Oct-09
35 minutes
Episode 64: Moral Authority and Punishment with Victor Tadros
2023-Sep-25
30 minutes
Episode 63: Mens Rea with Craig Agule
2023-Sep-18
24 minutes
Episode 62: Theories of Punishment with Erin Kelly
2023-Sep-07
30 minutes
Episode 61: Introduction to Free Will and the Law with Kyle Fritz
2023-Aug-16
50 minutes
Episode 60: Compatibilism and Reduction with Robert Wallace
2023-May-29
55 minutes
Episode 59: Crime and Public Health with Nadine Elzein
2023-May-15
38 minutes
Episode 58: Options and Agency with John Maier
2023-May-01
30 minutes
Episode 57: The Reason View with Susan Wolf
2023-Apr-17
42 minutes
Episode 56: Raising the Stakes in the Free Will Debate with Justin Caouette
2023-Apr-03
42 minutes
Episode 55: Blameworthiness and Forgiveness with Per-Erik Milam
2023-Mar-20
45 minutes
Episode 54: Action Explanations with Megan Fritts
2023-Mar-06
25 minutes
Episode 53: Manipulation and Intentional Agency with Andrei Buckareff
2023-Feb-20
51 minutes
Episode 52: Free Will as a Natural Kind with Oisín Deery
2023-Feb-06
33 minutes
Episode 51: Flickers of Freedom with Bradford Stockdale
2023-Jan-23
34 minutes
Episode 50: Double Compatibilism with Greg Welty
2022-Dec-12
90 minutes
Episode 49: Open Theism, Part 2 with Patrick Todd
2022-Nov-28
48 minutes
Episode 48: Open Theism, Part 1 with William Hasker
2022-Nov-14
53 minutes
Episode 47: Sourcehood Libertarianism with David Hunt
2022-Oct-31
45 minutes
Episode 46: The Dependence Response, Part 2 with Philip Swenson
2022-Oct-17
37 minutes
Episode 45: The Dependence Response, Part 1 with Trenton Merricks
2022-Oct-03
35 minutes
Episode 44: Molinism with William Lane Craig
2022-Sep-19
42 minutes
Episode 43: Ockhamism with Amy Seymour
2022-Sep-05
59 minutes
Episode 42: Boethianism with Katherin Rogers
2022-Aug-22
41 minutes
Episode 41: Introduction to Freedom and Foreknowledge with Simon Kittle
2022-Aug-08
42 minutes
Bonus Episode: 50 Free Will Puzzles with Garrett Pendergraft
2022-Jul-21
28 minutes
Episode 40: Moral Luck and Transformative Experiences with Marcela Herdova
2022-May-16
42 minutes
Episode 39: The Vagueness of "Free Will" with Santiago Amaya
2022-May-02
31 minutes
Episode 38: Omissions and Frankfurt Cases with John Stigall
2022-Apr-18
33 minutes
Episode 37: Mental Illness and Moral Responsibility with Sofia Jeppsson
2022-Apr-04
38 minutes
Episode 36: Manipulation, Bypassing, and Nonconsensual Neurocorrectives with Gabriel De Marco
2022-Mar-21
59 minutes
Episode 35: Strawsonianism and Manipulation Arguments with Andrew Latham and Hannah Tierney
2022-Mar-07
41 minutes
Episode 34: The Epistemic Condition and Tracing with Daniel Miller
2022-Feb-21
42 minutes
Episode 33: Free Will and Moral Luck with Robert Hartman
2022-Feb-07
42 minutes
Episode 32: Incompatibilism and Incompossibilism with Kristin Mickelson
2022-Jan-24
58 minutes
Episode 31: Dependence, Freedom, and Foreknowledge with Andrew Law
2022-Jan-10
54 minutes
Episode 30: Free Will as a Higher-Level Phenomenon with Christian List
2021-Dec-13
56 minutes
Episode 29: Physics and Free Will with Jenann Ismael
2021-Nov-29
59 minutes
Episode 28: Situationism with Christian Miller
2021-Nov-15
45 minutes
Episode 27: Developmental Psychology and Free Will with Tamar Kushnir
2021-Nov-01
44 minutes
Episode 26: Willpower and Ego Depletion with Roy Baumeister
2021-Oct-18
51 minutes
Episode 25: Monkeys and Free Will with Adina Roskies
2021-Oct-04
34 minutes
Episode 24: The Neural Basis of Free Will with Peter Ulric Tse
2021-Sep-20
52 minutes
Episode 23: The Neurophilosophy of Free Will with Uri Maoz
2021-Sep-06
58 minutes
Episode 22: The Libet Experiment with Tim Bayne
2021-Aug-23
54 minutes
Episode 21: Introduction to Free Will and Science with Robyn Repko Waller
2021-Aug-09
59 minutes
Episode 20: Season 2 Q&A
2021-May-17
58 minutes
Episode 19: Mysterianism with Seth Shabo
2021-May-03
35 minutes
Episode 18: Revisionism with Manuel Vargas
2021-Apr-18
33 minutes
Episode 17: Compatibilism, Part 3 (Semicompatibilism) with Michael McKenna
2021-Apr-05
51 minutes
Episode 16: Compatibilism, Part 2 (Dispositional Compatibilism) with Kadri Vihvelin
2021-Mar-22
40 minutes
Episode 15: Compatibilism, Part 1 (Classical Compatibilism) with Helen Beebee
2021-Mar-08
46 minutes
Episode 14: Free Will Skepticism with Gregg Caruso
2021-Feb-22
55 minutes
Episode 13: Libertarianism, Part 3 (Non-Causal) with David Palmer
2021-Feb-08
45 minutes
Episode 12: Libertarianism, Part 2 (Agent-Causal) with Timothy O'Connor
2021-Jan-25
54 minutes
Episode 11: Libertarianism, Part 1 (Event-Causal) with Christopher Franklin
2021-Jan-11
50 minutes
The Free Will Show Season 2 Trailer
2020-Dec-06
1 minute
Episode 10: Q&A
2020-Nov-23
34 minutes
Episode 9: Moral Luck with Dana Kay Nelkin
2020-Nov-09
40 minutes
Episode 8: The Manipulation Argument with Derk Pereboom
2020-Oct-26
51 minutes
Episode 7: Frankfurt Cases with Carolina Sartorio
2020-Oct-12
42 minutes
Episode 6: The Problem of Luck with Alfred Mele
2020-Sep-28
38 minutes
Episode 5: The Consequence Argument with Peter van Inwagen
2020-Sep-14
33 minutes
Episode 4: Divine Foreknowledge with Linda Zagzebski
2020-Aug-31
44 minutes
Episode 3: Logical Fatalism with Alicia Finch
2020-Aug-17
54 minutes
The Free Will Show Trailer
2020-Aug-04
2 minutes
Episode 2: Fatalism, Foreknowledge, and Determinism with John Martin Fischer
2020-Jul-29
51 minutes
Episode 1: An Introduction to Free Will
2020-Jul-28
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 0: Introduction to the Free Will Show
2020-Jul-27
39 minutes