William Tomos Edwards

William Tomos Edwards

Against Determinism—A Brief Reply to Jerry Coyne

Against Determinism—A Brief Reply to Jerry Coyne

In my previous Quillette article, I offered what was intended to be an intellectual history of agency, drawing partly upon the traditions of the continental school of philosophy. I contended that those intellectuals most resistant to deterministic explanations for human affairs are unconsciously, and fiercely, trying to protect the historical

William Tomos Edwards
William Tomos Edwards
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The Academic Quarrel over Determinism

The Academic Quarrel over Determinism

A Professor of biology at Williams College, Luana Maroja, recently wrote a piece for the Atlantic describing her great difficulty in getting students to accept the expert consensus on many issues in her field of study. Biology has been a great source of tension in intellectual spaces for a long

William Tomos Edwards
William Tomos Edwards
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