[extropy-chat] Best To Regard Free Will as Existing

Thomas Thomas at thomasoliver.net
Thu Apr 5 18:24:36 UTC 2007

Jef Allbright wrote:

>There's no paradox here folks, it's just about using the appropriate
>context.  We have no problem at all describing the behavior of *other*
>agents in fully deterministic terms.  It's only when we consider
>volition from our own point of view that we are seduced and overcome
>by the illusion that something special is going on.
>- Jef
Yes, but don't you think it a little special that the range of human 
determinism has evolved into rational consciousness?  Even allowing for 
the possibility that "self" is an illusion, does not respect for human 
self determinism fuel the transhuman impulse?  -- Thomas

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