I think not.
The authors of this post argue that we are.
In their conclusion, they write
If you seriously believe that fundamental forces leave no space for free will, then it’s impossible for us to genuinely make choices as moral beings. We wouldn’t be accountable in any meaningful way for our reactions to global climate change, child trafficking or viral pandemics. The underlying physics would in reality be governing our behaviour, and responsibility wouldn’t enter into the picture.
and i don’t see why this is so. Free will skepticism doesn’t rule out the effect of training/ education in our behaviour.
Elsewhere, the author has argued free will skeptics ignore time dependent constraints that he has discussed in the piece for example how one reacts to a car crash. One person with sympathy and another picks their pockets. I don’t see how this argument is fatal to the determinist position unless I am missing something.
I also think bringing up the problems of quantum physics- you either know the position or the velocity of a particle does not rescue freewill.
Tell me your thoughts.