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

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