The capacity (which can be defined) of an agent (which can be defined) to
be able (which can be defined) to choose (which can be defined) when (which
can be defined)  presented (which can be defined) with a choice (which can
be defined).

Certainly not meaningless.

On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012  Brian Tenneson <tenn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > The fact that free will is debated lends credence to the notion that
>> "Free will" is not meaningless.  "Free will" has to mean something before
>> it can be attacked.
>
>
> But I'm not saying "free will" does not exist, and I'm not attacking it
> because there is nothing to attack, it would be like attacking a duck's
> "quack". I'm saying I don't know what the hell you're talking about when
> you type the ASCII characters "free will" and neither do you. I'm not
> saying the idea is wrong, I'm saying there is no idea there. How do I know
> this? Because whenever anybody talks about "free will" the resulting
> verbiage  is ALWAYS a blizzard of contradictory statements, circular
> definitions, vague illusions, pious speeches, and just plain old idiocy;
> there is never any substance there. Never.
>
>   John K Clark
>
>
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