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by devonmm
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 113130

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

It is determined that someone becomes a hate machine and kills as many people as he can. It is not determined whether the scared relatives punish him or excuse him and let him go. Is that what you are saying in earnest ? It's all determined. What I'm saying is that no one is to blame, no one is goo...
by devonmm
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 113130

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

If a vilain does not choose what he is doing how can the society choose whether to punish him or not and how ? The executionist acts without free will either. Everything just happens. What would the Peacegirl respond to this ? You realize that the villain isn't a villain. Rather just a person that ...
by devonmm
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 113130

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Devon, How do you square being bioautomation (if you don't choose then you're a robot) with society reforming itself (which is what you seem to call for with "I f the person ends up doing things that society deems negative, the goal shouldn't be to punish the person. It should be to rehabilitate th...
by devonmm
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 113130

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

If a vilain does not choose what he is doing how can the society choose whether to punish him or not and how ? The executionist acts without free will either. Everything just happens. What would the Peacegirl respond to this ? You realize that the villain isn't a villain. Rather just a person that ...
by devonmm
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 113130

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"how can someone actually believe in free will?" Put aside the placeholder 'free will' and self-interrogate: 'Do I choose?' Don't over-think it. The question is simple. The answer is 'yes' or 'no'. If 'yes': then you're utterly self-responsible. If 'no': then you're bio-automation. Absolutely not. ...
by devonmm
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 113130

Free Will vs Determinism

I was a Political science major with a minor in philosophy, and I've come to realize that most political debates seem to boil down to a difference in opinion onfree will vs determinism. Free will thinkers are typically conservatives that believe we have the power to make our own choices, and therefo...