For a recent finding in the vein of Libet, see: https://qz.com/1569158/neuroscientists-read-unconscious-brain-activity-to-predict-decisions/ which in turn refers to other similar studies. Libet, as I recall, never made any claims one way or the other as to the relationship between his results and free will, but there does seem to be a pattern in…
A fine expose on some of the Western positions and literature surrounding free will. I wonder what role, if any, linguistic restraints have on our ability to consider the issue of free will at all? Moreover, is the free will debate made more, or less, complicated by introducing some Eastern strains of thought into the discussion?
Hey Grant — thanks for sharing this. I keep hearing and reading stories on the high level of burnout within a wide range of “carer” communities — but these stats are shocking.
Here’s a story I came across not long ago that I think you’d be able to relate to: https://mindbodymiko.com/the-ugly-side-of-becoming-a-surgeon/
I’m also concerned about this. The result of treatment depends on the mental health of doctors more than people usually suppose. It’s a serious problem, and the number 50% from the research is quite considerable.