Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!

Reply to comment

Paul Grobstein's picture

outside AND inside: constraints and/or opportunities?

And I in turn think the additional historical perspective is valuable. Yes, the issue of free will was once a matter of an alternative to "outside" forces, and is now a matter of an alternative to "inside" forces as well (see discussion of those threads coming together in 1971). And one can think of them as "constraints," perhaps indeed "clashing" ones. But perhaps one can also think of them as providing opportunities? being the building blocks from which one creates new and distinctive ways of being human? Conflict as a good thing rather than a bad one? The task being to prevent it from become paralyzing?


The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
1 + 15 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.