On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 Telmo Menezes <te...@telmomenezes.com> wrote: >> If not then my actions could not be predicted because they happened for >> no reason, they were random. >> > > > Or because of the halting problem,
The halting problem involves predictability not determinism; a Turing Machine is 100% deterministic but it is not always predictable. > since you assume that if your mind is not random then it supervenes on a > computation (and thus accept > comp). > OK I won't argue with that, not because I agree with it but because I have concluded that if Bruno's homemade term "comp" means anything at all, which is doubtful, it is something very dull. > is there a subset of the universe that contains your mind, that is > deterministic but that you can draw a "free will" border around? I don't know what that means. > That is to say, its actions ultimately depend on the internal behaviour > of this subsystem? But I do know that whatever it means 2 things are certainly true: 1) If its actions depend on the internal behavior of this "subsystem" (or depends on anything else for that matter) then it is deterministic and it may or may not be predictable depending on the particular circumstances. 2) If its actions DO NOT depend on the internal behavior of this "subsystem" (or depend on anything else) then it is NOT deterministic and is not predictable under any circumstances. John K Clark -- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.