Peter Jones writes: > > But is there any sense in which we as humans are any more "free" than > > billiard > > balls or dice beyond the fact that we *feel* we are free? > > There may be. For instance, freedom might be a combination of > indeterminism and rational self-control. > > > I have a strong feeling > > that my free will is not randomness and not determinism: is there anything > > really > > other tthan these two possibilities? > > > Various combinations of them. Why should it not be a combination ?
OK, that could be the case, but then the roll of the dice will probably also be best described as a combination of randomness and deterministic physical laws. So the reason I have free will and the dice do not is just that I feel I have free will, not that my behaviour is fundamentally any more or less predictable or subject to physical laws. Stathis Papaioannou _________________________________________________________________ Be one of the first to try Windows Live Mail. http://ideas.live.com/programpage.aspx?versionId=5d21c51a-b161-4314-9b0e-4911fb2b2e6d --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---