Sam Harris is a philosopher who is well-known for his views on free will. He argues that free will is an illusion and that our actions are determined by prior causes beyond our control, such as genetics and environmental factors. According to Harris, our conscious thoughts and decisions are the result of unconscious processes in the brain, and we have no control over these processes. He suggests that the idea of free will is a deeply ingrained cultural myth that has been perpetuated by religion and philosophy, and that a better understanding of the nature of consciousness and the brain will ultimately lead to a more accurate view of human behavior.
Stoicism is a philosophy that originated in ancient Greece and emphasizes personal responsibility and self-control. Stoics believed that the universe is deterministic, but they also believed in the existence of free will. They argued that while we cannot control external events, we can control our responses to those events, and that this is where our freedom lies.
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