On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:55 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> I exercise my free will when I make a choice without being coerced.
> >> If you alter your path to avoid walking face first into a brick wall
> has the wall coerced you to do so, or more precisely have the photons that
> entered your eye indicating the presents of the wall caused you to do so?
> If you wish to jump over a mountain has gravity coerced you to stay where
> you are?
> > No, I think coercion is influence by another's will
So if somebody else prevents me from doing what I want then I lack free
will, but if anything else prevents me I still have it; thus we are
entirely dependent not on ourselves but on other people for free will to be
meaningful, and on a desert island a man with free will would act and feel
exactly like a man without free will.
John K Clark
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