Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, and Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat.
Here he explains why human free will is inconsistent with the scientific notion of a deterministic universe. It is also inconsistent with the theological notion of an omniscient and omnipotent deity. He argues that free will is also inconsistent with quantum randomness. However, he argues that free will is logically consistent with William James’ notion of a pluralistic universe, as well as with polytheistic and animistic views.
Many viewers will know that Jason Reza Jorjani has suffered from libel and persecution as a result of his, generally misunderstood, political views. He is a brilliant scholar who has now been unfairly disgraced and is forced to fight a legal battle, while continuing his research and writing, without any regular employment. Therefore we have set up this “Go Fund Me” page in order to assist this worthy individual. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-fund-jason-reza-jorjani039s-next-project and contribute generously.
(Recorded on April 5, 2018)
Published on May 5, 2018