Quantum Mechanics, Fate, and Frankfurt


This final entry on free will covers an assortment of topics.


Quantum Mechanics


A lot of people have the idea that quantum mechanics shows somehow that we are free. There are significant challenges to this idea. The first was discussed here. If we accept that quantum mechanics, which makes wildly successful predictions, shows that there is genuine indeterminism in our universe, then not everything is causally determined. But this doesn't mean there is room for freedom in the world. Freedom is not randomness. If someone affixed a random number generator