Do lobsters have free will? This is the question that has been bamboozling us all, of course. I’m happy to announce that the definite answer is here.

Do Lobsters Have Free Will, my little movie-portrait of Daniel C. Dennett, the master of philosophy of mind, with original music written/performed by Scott Johnson, has just finally arrived in and

The documentary movie is a part of the bigger series about some of the most fascinating minds of our times called Pioneers.

This ongoing project was previously produced by the POLITYKA weekly, supported generously by the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore. Recently it has been nourished by the Santa Fe Institute.

Watch, immerse yourself, enjoy! Every contribution counts, even a tiniest one, and helps me immensely in developing new episodes of the series.

Many thanks in advance!

Daniel C. Dennett: Do Lobsters Have Free Will? Dir. Karol Jalochowski
Daniel C. Dennett: Do Lobsters Have Free Will? Director: Karol Jalochowski, music: Scott Johnson

In case you don’t remember who the protagonist is and what  the movie is about – here’s handy kind of a blurb.

Daniel C. Dennett (b. 1942) is probably the most influential philosopher today and a great reformer in the fields of philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology.

For nearly half a century he has been searching for answers to the following questions: What is consciousness? What is free will? Is faith a natural phenomenon? What are the roots of irrationalism? He is also known for reverse-engineering the mind using humor – and having a weak spot for VW Beetles.

The film is an unique recording of a one-to-one meeting with the philosopher at his home in northern New England.