On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 5:06 AM, John Mikes <jami...@gmail.com> wrote: > Stathis: > in my simplicity: "free is free" and "pseudo" means "not really". So: > pseudo-free will is not free (will), only something similar. Restricted by > circumstances. Or so. > I allow into my 'deterministically' constrained free will(!) a free > choice from available variants. I know nothing about how to apply it: how > the unknowable (hidden? not yet disclosed?) factors incluence my decision, > so I say "I have a choice. Same way the less agnostics say: free will. > Please correct me if you know more. > Thanx > John M
I think it's a matter of semantics. I could say I still have a choice even if my actions are determined by my brain and my environment. If my brain and/or my environment had been different, I could have chosen differently. That is compatibilism. The incompatibilists would say that I don't have a choice if my actions are thus determined. But the incompatibilists still live their life making decisions like everyone else. -- Stathis Papaioannou -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.