On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 7:38 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> "Control" can be defined less controversially than "free will". I >> control something if I can determine its behaviour according to my >> wishes. > > > What do you see as being the difference between free will and the ability to > determine the behavior of something according to your wishes? You insist that "free will" is incompatible with determinism or randomness. If I accept this definition, then free will is impossible. "Control" can be defined in such a way that it is possible even if free will is impossible. However, if you define control as incompatible with determinism or randomness then control is impossible also. We will have to use an alternative word to indicate what was previously called control in order to avoid confusion in our discussions. -- Stathis Papaioannou -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.