free will and determinism

“What would happen if people came to believe that their behavior is the inexorable product of a causal chain set into motion without their own volition?”
–Vohs and Schooler

“The human mind understands and explains events in terms of deterministic causality, but perhaps that says more about the way the mind operates than about reality per se.”
— Baumeister et al.

“Of course, our results have nothing to say about whether free will is an objective reality. All of our findings could be perfectly valid even if free will is a complete illusion.”
— Baumeister et al.