WSIU InFocus (Episode #811)
Thursday, May 16 at 9:30pm
Repeats: On WSIU HD -- 5/19 at 11:30am
Repeats: On WSIU World -- 5/18 at 4pm, 5/19 at 9pm, 5/20 at 8pm
Author Kent Greenfield, a professor of law and a Law Fund Research Scholar at Boston College Law School, talks with WSIU-TV's Jak Tichenor about his book The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits. Greenfield, whose area of specialization includes Constitutional law, corporate law, legal theory, and the economic analysis of law, visited the SIU Carbondale campus in March 2013 as part of the Charles D. Tenney University Honors lecture series.
Greenfield explores scholarship ranging from brain science to economics, political theory to sociology to reveal how our choices in life are more limited than we think. He explains some of the factors that limit our free will and how our lack of awareness of these limitations can leave us open to manipulation and poor decision-making. He also offers suggestions on how we can use this information to make better choices in our personal and professional lives.