On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 12:46 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

>> It isn't the absence of causality, it isn't the presence of causality.
>> What does that leave?
> The creation of causality.

But are decisions that a person makes freely caused or uncaused?

>> By this reasoning nothing can ever have an adequate explanation, since
>> if the explanation offered for A is B, you can always ask, "But why
>> should B apply to A?"; and if the answer is given, "Because empirical
>> observation shows that it is so" you can dismiss it as unsatisfactory.
> It depends what A and B are. If A is a cloud and B is rain, then you
> can see that there could be a connection. If A is a neural fiber and B
> is an experience of blue, then there is a gigantic gap separating the
> two which can't be bridged just because we are used to looking at
> physical objects relating to other physical objects and think it would
> be convenient if subjects behaved that way as well.

If you're bloody-minded enough you can claim here isn't really an
obvious connection between clouds and rain either.

Stathis Papaioannou

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