On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com>wrote:
> If free will were, after all, an illusion, then there would really be not > much of an advantage in discerning intention to cause harm from a simple > propensity to cause harm. > Free will is an illusion only if you define it in a logically impossible way, neither determined nor random. Since everything is either determined or random, if something appears to be neither then that must be an illusion. In any case, it is important to know if someone has intention to cause harm because that may be indication he is more dangerous to you than someone who causes harm accidentally. Whether the intention is driven by deterministic or probabilistic processes in the brain is not really relevant. -- 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.