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Logos is theft posted 12 January 2008 in The Warrior ProphetLogos is theft by Nerdanel, Peralogue

Is someone who is a slave to themselves really a slave? I don't think so.

If you think reacting a predictable way is being slavery what would free will be? Acting randomly? If free will was acting randomly I wouldn't like to have free will. All rational actors are in some sense predictable, since only a small subset of all possible actions make sense.

The hypothetical self-moving soul would not be motivated by sensual pleasures, love, hate, custom, loyalty, curiosity, success, self-preservation... Unable of being moved by the world, it would be immobile, or else move according to patterns that have nothing at all to do with the world. As long as the self-moving soul still resided in the world, its movement might as well be random, since they would be extremely unlikely to be "sane" in the sense of contributing to its continual survival.

The self-moving soul means essentially solipsistic insanity, which is not a positive trait in the real world. view post


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