What If No One Believed in Free Will?

Would there be terrible consequences?

Illustration: María Elena (Mani) Hinojosa

Free will can be understood in different ways, so first I should clarify that I’m not referring to the idea of being free to do as one wishes, in the sense that if one isn’t in prison, say, one is free to go outside for a walk; nor to the conventional notion of choosing some course of action of one’s accord, consciously and deliberately; but to what is also…