Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Free Will

We cannot be affected by the thing that we are. To say otherwise goes against the grammar of "affect".

That is why physicalism or any reductionist program that attempts to eliminate experience or reduce it to a description of a physical fact cannot deny free will without also denying any sort of will. For a single, undifferentiated physical object, like "the brain" does not, cannot, be affected by itself, and hence cannot inherently be determined.

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