On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> How many times do you want me to restate the obvious third alternative
> YOU CREATE the reason to act.
OK, then you create the reason to act for a reason OR you create the reason
to act for no reason, there is no third alternative.
> You are saying that whatever is done in a non-systematic way has no
> That is a the most basic logical fallacy there is.
> > You are erroneously assuming that all causes are systematic
If it was caused then something about it must be systematic. If not, if
it's a miracle and not repeatable and you still insist on calling it a
cause then the word "cause" has no meaning, or at least it becomes
operationally indistinguishable from the word "random".
> My point is that intention is neither caused entirely by a system nor it
> is entirely without a system - will is the creation of system; a third
So you think X is not Y and you also think X is not not Y, now THAT sort of
doublethink is the most basic logical fallacy there is.
> You are determined by your will?
Yes, or at least you want to be determined by your will, but sometimes
events conspire in such a way that you can't always get what you want; a
great Rolling Stones song by the way.
> So you think we should say "I am walked across the street by my will".
Obviously, although that's a rather awkward way of phrasing it; I usually
just say "I'm walking across the street because I want to", of course just
like everything else I want to for a reason OR I want to for no reason.
John K Clark
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