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On The Warrior Prophet posted 13 February 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by Shael, Commoner

Think of ADHD and the problem of character dilemma again. In practice, we no longer hold kids with ADHD responsible for their inattention, because now we know they have no choice - they're victims of their neurophysiology.

I think there is an issue with how far can take this idea. I think humans are made up of both mechanism and choice.

If humans acted on instinct and mechanics alone then we couldn't hold anyone responsible for anything, since everyone's action are predefined and we have no control over our lives.

We can't be made up of just choice either. I think everyone acts instinctively in many ways. If we were an organism without mechanism then our choices would be infinite. Our minds would be forced to think about every thing we do, questioning every motion our body makes. view post


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