Determinism, Free Will, and FatewithArthur M. Young (1905-1995)

Books Mentioned In This Interview

arthur m young the reflexive universe

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Free will and purpose are not inconsistent with a universe subject to law. In fact, says Arthur Young, your free will would be ineffective without a determinate world to act upon. Young, inventor of the Bell helicopter and author of The Reflexive Universe, also discusses the difference between determinism the belief that everything acts according to law, and predestination or fate.

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Published on April 15, 2022


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