On Feb 14, 6:48 pm, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 1Z <peterdjo...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > Free Will is defined as "the power or ability to rationally choose > > If its rational then there is a reason for it and thus it's deterministic.
False, because causes need not be reasons, and reasons need not be causes. > > > and consciously perform actions, at least some of which are not brought > > about necessarily and inevitably by external circumstances. > > So a hand calculator hooked up to a roulette wheel so that one time in 37 > it gives the wrong answer has free will. There's nothing particularly rational about giving the wrong answer one in 37 times. However, naturalistic libertarianism holds that more complex combinations of chance and determinism can do the trick. Your objection is a like Craig's claims that, since a toaster is dumb and unconscious, so is Big Blue and all its successors. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.