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Free Will posted 29 November 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Will by Raz, Commoner

Well all decisions depend on predetermined circumstances, so theres no way to rationally differentiate between the ideas of free and controlled will. If all our decisions are just results from all the factors involved and the role played by human thought, then one could say that free will is just an abstract concept, and to question the validity of free will is to assume that the 'will' is in a state where it can be free or essentially controlled, or that there is even a will to be free.

If someone is limited to subjective thought however, I guess they could judge the will of someone else being imposed on him or her as an infringement of their own will, but theres nothing to suggest they have ever been forced to make a decision; no one can be forced to make a choice, because they fact the choice is made makes it free, and all else just became a factor in its making. view post


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