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

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 02:50:46 UTC 2007

On 4/6/07, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net> 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.

So you agree that free will consists only in the fact that we don't know
what we're going to do until we do it?

A digression: does God have free will? It would seem to be inconsistent with

Stathis Papaioannou
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