Free Will: fact, faith or philosophy?

Free will is the ability of agents to make choices unimpeded. Factors that might impede choice include metaphysical constraints (particularly forms of determinism such as logical, physical, biological, social or theological determinism), physical constraints (such as the requirements of the laws of science), social constraints (such as threat of punishment, censure, or imprisonment), and mental constraints (such as compulsions or phobias, neurological disorders, or genetic predispositions). … [Read more...]

Brookings: Don't Make Egyptian Upheaval About Washington

  Egyptian Upheaval     Ever since Egypt’s public demonstrations calling for regime change began, Washington has been debating what the White House should or should not say, as if American words in the middle of an upheaval that is not our doing can affect the outcome in Egypt and turn the tide of Arab public opinion in favor of the United States.   But if there is any lesson to be learned from Tunisia, and from the U.S. policy in the region in the past few years, it is that these historic and … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Sarah Thomson Taking Action!

    Engaging Women   As part of the mayoralty race in Toronto, Sarah Thomson, along with front-runner candidate George Smitherman, will be attending a Women's Event to engage women further in Toronto's municipal government. Women have strong voices and opinions, and it's time that they are shared with the city.   When: Wednesday October 6th, 4pm-6pm Where: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts [MAP] Cost: FREE RSVP: send to women@georgesmitherman.ca Hosted by: Isabel Bassett Hon. Margaret … [Read more...]

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