Flickers of Freedom is an intellectual web community animated by a shared intrigue regarding the fundamental questions of action, agency, and free will. With no single ideological commitment, we are as eager to march through the various quagmires of evasion as we are to provoke panicky metaphysicians. We invite the view from the armchair, the view from the FMRI machine, and the view from nowhere. Some of us fan the flickers of freedom, others attempt to quench them, and still others insist that they are an illusion. In any case, none of us can look away.
Our goal is to provide a forum that enables the vibrant, rigorous, and friendly community of scholars that already exists in this domain to be expanded and extended into the blogosphere. The principal contributors are professional scholars (philosophers and philosophically-minded practitioners in cognate disciplines) with specialized research expertise in the subject matter. Comments are open to all but will be moderated to insure the quality and civility of content.