The radical ideas of Raoul Martinez

"When you look at any person’s life, it’s luck, all the way down in terms of opportunities," says the man behind The Lottery of Birth and Creating Freedom

Raoul Martinez: ‘Nothing in science suggests we are responsible for our cognitive machinery’

Raoul Martinez: ‘Nothing in science suggests we are responsible for our cognitive machinery’

“There is not a single shred of scientific evidence for the notion of personal freedom as it is currently conceived,” says author Raoul Martinez, “yet the concept of individual responsibility dominates our culture and lies at the heart of our criminal justice system.”

Martinez’s new book, Creating Freedom, is a philosophical text that presents a deceptively simple, and stunning, treatise; the freedoms within our society are illusory or entirely antithetical to actual liberty.

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