Quantum Mechanics and Free Will: Five Key Issues

Authors

  • José Manuel Muñoz Professor in UNED - National University of Distance Education (Spain)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/1808-1711.2015v19n1p65

Keywords:

Free Will, Determinism, Quantum Mechanics, Uncertainty Principle, Measurement Problem

Abstract

In this paper we critically analyze the situation of quantum mechanics in discussions on free will. It starts describing how the uncertainty principle and the measurement problem pose a challenge to determinism. Next, we present positions supporting and rejecting correlation between quantum phenomena and free will. Finally, we will place all these issues into the context of five key questions set out by Robert Kane: the Compatibility, Significance, Intelligibility, Existence and Determinist Questions.

Author Biography

José Manuel Muñoz, Professor in UNED - National University of Distance Education (Spain)

Professor in UNED - National University of Distance Education.

Published

2015-04-30

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