On 6/6/2012 10:43 AM, R AM wrote:
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM, R AM <ramra...@gmail.com
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Brian Tenneson <tenn...@gmail.com
I think people make choices from among available options many times
and that is why the concept in question exists.
Deep down, free will is the belief that, if we were put again under exactly the same
situation, exactly the same feelings, the same perceptions, the same beliefs, the same
memories, the same past, the same values, etc ... if everything was exactly the same,
the belief in free will says that we still could do otherwise.
That's why punishment is a deterrent. The person punished will remember it and so will
have different memories even if the situation is otherwise the same. Can work fine on
deterministic systems. No so well if the system is random or has no memory.
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