On May 31, 5:12 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> 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.

There is very little agreement among philosophers as to what anything
means though. They don't count as 'everyone' ;)

Craig

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