Online Papers in Philosophy alterted me to a new article on free will, by Daniel Dennett, which is forthcoming in Psychology and Free Will. The article is called "Some observations on the psychology of thinking about free will" and you can find it here.
The article include some provocative quotes:
"More recently, the World Question Center on edge.org mounted its 2006 question: What is your dangerous idea? and my friend Richard Dawkins dashed off–and later regretted sending and tried unsuccessfully to retract–a piece inspired by his friend John Cleese’s hilarious scene in Fawlty Towers where he beats his automobile, “punishing” it for its poor performance. The image is unforgettable, but the conclusion Dawkins was tempted to draw was a non sequitur indeed…"
"What if the parallel, in free will, to keeping your head down (in golf), is believing in an afterlife? Or believing in the Old Testament God? Is that too steep a price to pay for free will? What if you’re simply unable to muster the conviction? Have we lost our virginity for free will?"
"A world without punishment is not a world any of us would want to live in."