On June 4, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies presented a guest lecture by Lieutenant Colonel William Casebeer, USAF.  Lt. Col. Casebeer is an intelligence analyst whose research covers neuroethics, the evolution of morality, and the intersections of cognitive science and national security policy.  His talk was entitled "The Neurobiology of Free Will: How I Learned to Love Determinism and Still Respect Myself in the Morning." In his talk, Lt. Col. Casebeer examined how we can balance our belief in free will and moral choice against the seemingly contradictory notion that human psychology can be reduced to a simple matter of neurobiology.

To watch a video of the event, click below.

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