On Apr 5, 1:37 pm, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Stathis and Brent,
>
> I'll respond to both at once since they are the same core objection:
>
> "Why does feeling have to have "purpose"? "
>
> "I can't even conceive of what it would mean for them
> to be justified. "
>
> They have to be justified and have a purpose because that is what a
> deterministic universe would require.

Nope. Determinism requires efficient causes,,
not final causes or purposes.

> Otherwise I can just say that a
> deterministic universe includes libertarian free will, ghosts &
> goblins, whatever.

Libertarian free will contradicts the requirment
for sufficent causes. The others don;t contradict determinism.

> What business does a feeling have being in a
> universe that is essentially a very sophisticated clock?

Something happened that would cause a feeling.

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