On Apr 26, 8:31 pm, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I never said there is no choosing, we choose things all the time. Unlike > the noise "free will" the word "choose" actually means something; if at a > particular time I can see that there are 2 actions (X or Y) I can take and > I don't know which one to do and then at a later time I find that I am > performing action Y not action X then I have *chosen* to perform action > Y And if you actualty could have chosen either, you had libertarian FW. That is what it means. > > The whole idea of 'picking' clearly, obviously, relies on a third > > alternative of intentional choice. > > It's completely binary, your "intentional choice" was caused for a reason > or it was not, if it was then you're a Cuckoo Clock if it wasn't then > you're a Roulette Wheel; a event happened for a reason or it did not happen > for a reason, there is no third alternative. Since "reason" and "cause" are not synonyms there are plenty of alternatives, eg You did it for a reason (aim, goal, end) that was efficiently caused. You did it for a reason (aim, goal, end) that was not efficiently caused. You did it because of a cause but for non reason. You did it randomly and for no reason. -- 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 everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.