This reminds me of Galen Strawson's argument (which has nothing to do with stochasticism or determinism) about "ree will. He has a definition of "self" such that your self is a real thing (that includes your consciousness, which is also a real thing), and to say your self has free will can't really be right, since you can't say (seriously) "I am free to not be my self" (since it is your self that is doing that): Whatever you chose, it is your self that is choosing. "Experience Processing": Maybe not this year [ International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation 2019 http://www.ucnc2019.uec.ac.jp/ ] ... - pt -- 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 https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.