On May 8, 8:22 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > > So if carefully weigh my options and decide on one it's not free will? I'd > say free will > is making any choice that is not coerced by another agent.
We have the concept of 'breaking someone's will', which leads me to think that even being coerced contains the same degree of free will, except they have chosen to subordinate it to some external agency. The target is won over by reason, intimidation, confidence, etc, 'an offer he can't refuse' - ie there is participation even in the face of a seemingly overpowering coercion. It would seem that there is no objective created condition that can automatically overpower your will unless on some level you agree to it - the exception being physiological conditions which affect consciousness. Craig -- 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.