On 09 Jun 2011, at 07:14, Rex Allen wrote:
On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 5:42 AM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be>
On 07 Jun 2011, at 00:52, Rex Allen wrote:
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 6:13 PM, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au
It is not that hard to get, so would be worth your
while trying to understand.
I think I understand this already. The whole teleporting
moscow-washington thing, right?
In Platonia, there are many computational paths that branch out from
the current state that represents "me".
Each of these paths looks like a "possible future" from my
But, they're not possible, they're actual. In Platonia, they all
exist. And they do so timelessly...so they're not "futures"
series of "nows".
So, subjectively, I have the "illusion" of an undetermined "future".
But...really, it's determined. Every one of those paths is
So how does this prove what I said false? All those static
are mine. They're all determined. I'm still on rails...it's just
that the rails split in a rather unintuitive way.
Even if we say that what constitutes "me" is a single unbranched
path...this still doesn't make what I said false. I'm one of those
paths, I just don't know which. But ignorance of the future is not
indeterminism. Ignorance of the future is ignorance of the (fully
This is an argument against any determinist theory, or any block-
theory. It is an argument again compatibilist theory of free will,
argument against science in general, not just the mechanist
Hard determinism is incompatible with science in general?
? On the contrary. It was your argument against determinism which I
took as incompatible with science or scientific attitude. But third
person determinism does not entails first person determinism, nor do
determinism in general prevents genuine free will. People believing
that determinism per se makes free will impossible confuse themselves
But now I am no more sure what you are saying. Are you OK with hard
determinism? Are you OK with block-multiverse, or block-mindscape?
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