The Brain is a Decision Making Machine

There is a debate among free will debaters, with generally two camps divided into determinists and compatibilists.  Determinism, as espoused by thinkers such as Sam Harris, pushes the “wet robot” model, that we can’t do other than what we’ve done, while compatibilism, as advocated by the Daniel Dennett types, goes back to Humes and Hobbes,… Continue reading The Brain is a Decision Making Machine

Balance and the Three Thirds

Achieving balance is perhaps the most impartially important way to achieve a good life.  Sometimes people spend too much time on themselves.  That’s not good.  That leads to selfishness.  Sometimes people spend much of their time devoted to the happiness of those around them.  That’s not good either, because that can lead to ignoring the importance… Continue reading Balance and the Three Thirds