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Re: fate - free will : paradox [Re: 3MJ3]
    #1548571 - 05/14/03 03:27 PM (20 years, 9 months ago)

Don't feel like reading all that, eh?
There's alot of good stuff in there, but whatever, right?
Well then... here's to repetition:

Sclorch: And then when I ask them, "How am I supposed to differentiate between illusion and reality if such fundamental concepts like randomness and free will are illusions that my puny, ape brain is deceived into thinking are real? Why not just doubt everything? Boy, is this productive. [/sarcasm]"

I don't see the advantage of assuming (note: no evidence) everything I observe (in this case, free will) is an illusion. Also, this particular instance (compatibilism) takes control and meaning away from me in that it transforms my choices into "choices". Compatibilists also can't win against the concept of null preference, so they just argue that it, too, doesn't exist. Gee, what other branch of philosophy does this sound like? Who else doubts everything they observe to nth degree? What group of philosophers would be satisfied if they were nothing more than a brain floating in a vat of water?

Doubt is a good thing, but you CAN have too much of it.

Is that clear?


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Re: fate - free will : paradox [Re: Sclorch]
    #1548901 - 05/14/03 05:34 PM (20 years, 9 months ago)

Thankyou, I appreciate it much more when you addressed me directly in your post above.

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Re: fate - free will : paradox [Re: 3MJ3]
    #1550083 - 05/15/03 01:34 AM (20 years, 9 months ago)

Cool.


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