Non-choices are completely different to choices. Imagine choice being two forks in a road and non-choice just a straight road.
The question of free will then only applies when we come to that fork in the road.
Objections to the bit in bold ? — invicta
It is clear to me that I made a choice (on creating this topic) — invicta
Yes. Choice is always conflict, and conflict is the end of freedom. — unenlightened
By your argument a citizen in this society would be free by fact of not having to make a choice what model car to buy. — invicta
Yes. A driverless car, approaching a fork in the road, would normally plow straight ahead. But with natural or artificial intelligence, it could choose to take the fork that leads to its intended destination. Unless of course the destination has not been pre-selected by an intentional agent. :smile:The question of free will then only applies when we come to that fork in the road. — invicta
The question of free will then only applies when we come to that fork in the road. — invicta
How do you know you could have chosen to do anything else other than what you have done? And if you don't know it, what grounds do you have to assume that you could have not created this topic?It is clear to me that I made a choice (on creating this topic) — invicta
:up:When one states that there is free will, one needs to ask free will from what. The whole idea is absurd. — boagie
It does not follow from your ignorance of the cause/s of your decision to post this "topic" that there was not any extrinsic (i.e. unconscious, involuntary) cause/s and that instead apparently it was only the effect of your spontaneous, or "creative", whimsy. Sorry, invictus, appeals to ignorance or incredulity are fallacious; and a 'transcendental (e.g. libertarian, ensouled) ego' is just another humunculus-of-the-gaps. :smirk:Some creatures are not reactionary but creative … what is the question of the topic a reaction to ? — invicta
When one states that there is free will, one needs to ask free will from what. The whole idea is absurd. — boagie
I don't agree and Schopenhauer wrote a complete philosophy on the basis of the blind will. The way I see it, it is the ever coming into being. Like you might cut your lawn on a summer's day it doesn't give up because every Saturday you cut it down, it keeps coming into being. — boagie
The whole idea is absurd. — boagie
It is clear to me that I made a choice (on creating this topic)
Does that detract from my free will or affirm that I have free will? — invicta
The control the human body has over itself is near total. — NOS4A2
Under these conditions, how can the will be unfree? — NOS4A2
The control the human body has over itself is near total. Every action, weather it’s the heartbeat, the creation and secretion of hormones, the production of white blood cells, hair growth, breathing, talking, eating, walking, sexual arousal, digestion, is controlled and regulated and caused by a single entity: the human organism. — NOS4A2
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