On 5/31/2012 1:41 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
On May 31, 3:49 pm, John Clark<johnkcl...@gmail.com>  wrote:

There were reasons behind Lewis Carroll's writings and so what he wrote was
nonsense not gibberish; "I do six impossible things before breakfast" is
nonsense, "sdfgsaiywjevry66baq" is gibberish, as is "free will".
Except that sdfgsaiywjevry66baq is not in every dictionary of the
English language that exists, but free will is. It's not a term that
is looked up very often though probably, since everyone except you
knows exactly what it means already.

Sam Harris just wrote a short book titled "Free Will" and from the comments it has elicited it's apparent that there is very little agreement as to what it means. Sam, for example, rejects compatibilist free will (e.g. as defended by Daniel Dennett) because he says 'free will' decisions must be conscious decisions.

Brent

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