[extropy-chat] Best To Regard Free Will as Existing.
stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 10:18:45 UTC 2007
On 4/4/07, John K Clark <jonkc at att.net> wrote:
"Eugen Leitl" <eugen at leitl.org>
> > How can you prove you've got free will, or not, empirically?
> You can't prove it, not for any deep reason it's just that the term "free
> will" is just a noise some people like to make with their mouth, that's
> nothing more. Personally I never cared much for the sound of it myself, I
> don't find it particularly musical and so I seldom make that noise with
> my mouth.
> I don't believe there is any idea in philosophy (or criminal law)
> stupider than free will, not even immaculate conception.
> It's a classic example of an idea so bad it's not even wrong.
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