Started by josephpalazzo, December 09, 2013, 10:02:30 AM
Quote from: "Hakurei Reimu"... then I definitely have the only meaningful free will to be had.
Quote from: "josephpalazzo"Hakurei Reimu wins this thread.
Quote from: "Solitary"Quote from: "josephpalazzo"Hakurei Reimu wins this thread.And his responses determined you to say that from your will power. :shock: Solitary
Quote from: Biodome on December 10, 2013, 02:55:23 PMYes, electron movement is random. However, their random movement in the subatomic world does not correlate with the movement in the macroscopic world (i.e. our thoughts and actions). Saying that "Electron movement is random, therefore, everything is random" is a non sequitur. The world is deterministic in nature - you are right. We cannot predict what will happen, since there are too many variables. However, that is compatible with free will if it is defined as a lack of external constraints to act on one's own motivation. We cannot choose between different options, since our choice is pre-determined. However, we can make that choice, which makes us free.Free will as it is defined in the compatibilist view exists and does not interfere with determinism.