RE: Free Will not an illusion

From: Peter Voss (
Date: Fri Dec 16 2005 - 13:51:52 MST

I post this every other year or so. It has helped a number of poeple get a
handle on freewill:

Peter Voss
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  From: []On Behalf Of Eric Rauch
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  Subject: Re: Free Will not an illusion


  I don't think that free will exists. Sure philosophers have tried to save
it by redfining it but what most people consider to be free will is
inconsistent with causality (and no quantum randomness is no escape hatch).
I wrote an essay about free will a little while ago. Here is an excerpt:

  I cannot define free will. I don't know how it would work. However I
  can say with some degree of certainty that most people do not consider
  behavior that is entirely the product of non-chosen factors to be
  free. Furthermore, I can prove that this is the only kind of behavior
  humans are capable of if the world is as it seems. Here is a proof by
  induction:[Peter Voss] ....

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