Free will has traditionally been a problem in philosophy. Recently, the battleground of free will has shifted to neuroscience. Now some claim that to solve the problem of free will, we must go far deeper, to the fundamentals of physics, down to subatomic forces and particles. But don’t free will and physics operate at vastly different levels or size scales?

Free access to Closer to Truth’s library of 5,000 videos:

Watch more interviews on philosophy of physics:

Sean Carroll is a Research Professor in Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research focuses on fundamental physics and cosmology.

Register for free at for subscriber-only exclusives:

Closer to Truth, hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn and directed by Peter Getzels, presents the world’s greatest thinkers exploring humanity’s deepest questions. Discover fundamental issues of existence. Engage new and diverse ways of thinking. Appreciate intense debates. Share your own opinions. Seek your own answers.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *