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Episode 26: Willpower and Ego Depletion with Roy Baumeister The Free Will Show

In this episode, we talk with social psychologist Roy Baumeister about willpower and an effect that Roy calls “ego depletion”. We also ask Roy about his recent work developing a scientific theory of free will. Roy's website: https://roybaumeister.com/Roy's book on Willpower (cowritten with John Tierney): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/307740/willpower-by-roy-f-baumeister-and-john-tierney/Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefreewillshow/?hl=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Free-Will-Show-105535031200408/
  1. Episode 26: Willpower and Ego Depletion with Roy Baumeister
  2. Episode 25: Monkeys and Free Will with Adina Roskies
  3. Episode 24: The Neural Basis of Free Will with Peter Ulric Tse
  4. Episode 23: The Neurophilosophy of Free Will with Uri Maoz
  5. Episode 22: The Libet Experiment with Tim Bayne

Season 3: Free Will and Science

Episode 21

Introduction to Free Will and Science with Robyn Repko Waller

Episode 22

The Libet Experiment with Tim Bayne

Episode 23

The Neurophilosophy of Free Will with Uri Maoz

Episode 24

The Neural Basis of Free Will with Peter Ulric Tse

Episode 25

Monkeys and Free Will with Adina Roskies

Episode 26

Willpower and Ego Depletion with Roy Baumeister

Episode 27

Developmental Psychology and Free Will with Tamar Kushnir

Release date: Monday, November 1, 2021

Season 2: Free Will and Determinism

Episode 11

Libertarianism, Part 1 (Event-Causal) with Christopher Franklin

Episode 12

Libertarianism, Part 2 (Agent-Causal) with Timothy O’Connor

Episode 13

Libertarianism, Part 3 (Non-Causal) with David Palmer

Episode 14

Free Will Skepticism with Gregg Caruso

Episode 15

Compatibilism, Part 1 (Classical Compatibilism) with Helen Beebee

Episode 16

Compatibilism, Part 2 (Dispositional Compatibilism) with Kadri Vihvelin

Episode 17

Compatibilism, Part 3 (Semicompatibilism) with Michael McKenna

Episode 18

Revisionism with Manuel Vargas

Episode 19

Mysterianism with Seth Shabo

Episode 20

Q&A with Cohosts Taylor Cyr and Matt Flummer

Release date: Monday, May 17, 2021

Season 1: Issues and Arguments

Episode 0

Who Are We, and What Is This Podcast?

Episode 1

Introduction to Debates About Free Will

Episode 2

Fatalism, Foreknowledge, and Determinism with John Martin Fischer

Episode 3

Logical Fatalism with Alicia Finch

Episode 4

Divine Foreknowledge with Linda Zagzebski

Episode 6

The Problem of Luck with Alfred Mele

Episode 8

Manipulation Arguments with Derk Pereboom

Episode 5

The Consequence Argument with Peter van Inwagen

Episode 7

Frankfurt Cases with Carolina Sartorio

Episode 9

Moral Luck with Dana Kay Nelkin

Episode 10

Q&A with Cohosts Taylor Cyr and Matt Flummer