I’ve been keeping up with Sam Harris’s writings about free will or lack thereof. Here’s one of his latest blog writings on the topic. You Do Not Choose What You Choose Free will is about the ability to choose, the notion that because of a large number of options we freely choose from those options. Choice is a highly conditioned process. While I’m still delving into this notion before writing a post about it there’s an interesting video I found which deals with choice from a socio-economic perspective.
The excellent RSA organization has produced this animated video of Professor Renata Salecl discussing Choice. From the YouTube page the synopsis:
In this new RSAnimate, Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralysing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the architects of our own lives actually hinder rather than help us? Does our preoccupation with choosing and consuming actually obstruct social change?