On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you say that free will is compatible with determinism then you are >> an compatibilist, otherwise you are an incompatibilist. Why do you try >> to make the discussion difficult by refusing to agree on terminology? > > > Because the terminology is ideologically loaded and makes the truth > impossible to address, obviously. It's like you are demanding that I agree > that electricity is either the work of God or the Devil. We need to agree on terminology if we're going to have a discussion at all. Have aliens visited the Earth? We need to agree that an "alien" is a being born on another planet. It doesn't mean we agree on the facts, but we need to at least speak the same language! >> It seems, again, that you believe it is a priori impossible for >> consciousness and determinism to co-exist. If we can't get beyond this >> then there is not much point in further debate. > > > Determinism is what consciousness looks like from the crippled third person > perspective. They coexist in the sense that the old woman and the young > woman coexist in the famous ambiguous drawing. So, do you believe that it possible that an entity which is deterministic from a third person perspective could be conscious, or do you believe that an entity which is deterministic from a third person perspective could not possibly be conscious? -- 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.