On 6/6/2012 10:43 AM, R AM wrote:
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM, R AM <ramra...@gmail.com 
<mailto:ramra...@gmail.com>> wrote:

    On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Brian Tenneson <tenn...@gmail.com
    <mailto:tenn...@gmail.com>> wrote:

        I think people make choices from among available options many times 
every day
        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.

It's silly.

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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