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

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Fri Apr 6 03:39:10 UTC 2007

On 4/5/07, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> omniscience.


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