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Do you believe in Free Will?


Why or why not?

 

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    Jessie Watson (Jessie L Watson) 2 months ago

    Ah, so you might say our capacity for change is the hallmark of free will. Interesting. But how about our thoughts and desires? When I think about certain foods I don't like, I can't force myself to like them. Where does this dislike come from?


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    Jessie Watson (Jessie L Watson) 8 weeks ago

    Good question. You might find that the definition of free will varies between what the law would say versus what philosophers might. I would maintain that its beneficial to act, as illusive as it might be, within an internal locus of control.


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    Jessie Watson (Jessie L Watson) 2 months ago

    Great answer. I believe neuroscience is bringing certain concepts into question that seem inconsistent with Cartesians and Dualists. But we are still very much in the dark with regard to consciousness which I believe to be the gate keeper.