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I'm in favor of compatibalism: we are free to do what we will, but we cannot will what we will.

That is to say, there is a deterministic component to our universe, set in motion from the moment of creation. But we can choose our actions within that framework.

Note that this idea is accepted by a number of philosophers.

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Free will or not? 1267 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 271 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 239 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 211 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 203 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 199 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 201 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 194 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 204 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 181 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 190 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 209 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 219 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 203 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 176 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 199 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 217 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 196 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 185 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 186 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 188 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 190 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 194 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 186 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 180 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 182 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 200 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 175 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 207 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 188 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 181 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 197 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 184 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 184 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 190 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 193 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 184 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 199 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 194 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 189 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 188 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 192 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 192 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 223 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 197 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 199 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 191 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 186 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 186 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 190 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 176 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 184 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 188 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 182 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 168 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 196 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 181 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 183 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 192 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 192 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 218 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 217 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 181 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 183 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 201 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 193 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 190 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 194 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 184 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 209 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 184 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 208 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 196 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 195 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 187 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 182 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 198 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 185 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 197 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 196 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 181 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 204 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 177 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 187 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 183 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 175 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 176 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 170 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 194 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 182 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 175 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 178 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 186 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 170 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 321 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 188 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 171 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 195 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 176 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 192 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 172 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 151 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 163 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 171 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 192 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 187 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 207 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 201 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 195 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 168 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 183 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 171 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 206 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 176 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 184 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 198 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 170 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 172 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 183 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 189 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 235 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 217 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 219 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 182 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 201 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 184 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 201 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 178 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 192 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 183 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 212 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 192 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 199 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 193 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 195 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 202 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 204 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 193 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 195 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 196 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 226 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 221 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 210 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 216 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 185 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 189 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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