- A recording of a live talk given at Many Rivers Books & Tea on Thursday January 28, 2016 by your Mystical Positivist hosts, Stuart Goodnick and Rob Schmidt, on the topic of Choice: The Dance of Free Will. The question of Free Will has challenged the human imagination for centuries. In light of contemporary scientific findings on the neurological operation of the brain, arguments about free will have run up against some apparently stark realities. This new evidence begs a number of questions: To what extent do mechanical or deterministic factors give birth to our perceptions and actions in the material world? On what basis can we invoke choice to ensure that we avoid the slavery of unconscious perception and behavior? These questions become even more acute if we posit the existence of an underlying spiritual impulse to be free. If genuinely non-mechanical choices determine our destiny, how can we give ourselves fully to the spontaneous freedom of the moment—and what would it mean to do that? Join us for an exploration of what choice means in relation to spiritual and existential freedom.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
The Mystical Positivist - Radio Show #215 - 27FEB16
The Mystical Positivist is now a weekly radio show on KOWS-LP 107.3 FM, Occidental, CA. Listen live on Saturday evenings from 4:00 - 6:00pm, PST, via the web at KOWS Live Stream.
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