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by RG1
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: An Introspective Look at Choice
Replies: 46
Views: 9979

Re: An Introspective Look at Choice

But wait, I can send this or not... I choose to send it... My will was free to do as it wanted, I was free to will it, let it be done. Before you claim that your free-will sent this or not, let me ask, did you have a reason for sending this? If yes, then this choice was determined by your reason (n...
by RG1
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: An Introspective Look at Choice
Replies: 46
Views: 9979

Re: An Introspective Look at Choice

If man does not have free will, why does man have a Conscience. I don't see the connection here. Conscience is what creates the guilt feeling we experience. If anything, this provides a biasing to choose one way over an another. Free-will is the ability to choose without influence, bias, or constra...
by RG1
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: An Introspective Look at Choice
Replies: 46
Views: 9979

Re: An Introspective Look at Choice

The more obvious alternative; the idea of god is as absurd as free-will. That would make me a determinist atheist. :D Well, that is not yet quite as obvious to me. If I were to wonder where all this stuff (reality/existance) came from, then I think it could only be one of two answers, either 1) thi...
by RG1
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: An Introspective Look at Choice
Replies: 46
Views: 9979

Re: An Introspective Look at Choice

Time moves forward and events pile on upon the other. When the time for a choice is past, it is gone forever. In this sense you can never go back and change your choice. Once a choice has been made it cannot be undone. You can make a new choice in a new time, with new information, but to change the...
by RG1
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: An Introspective Look at Choice
Replies: 46
Views: 9979

An Introspective Look at Choice

Could I have chosen differently than what I actually chose? At first glance, this question seems silly, as it feels very obvious that I have the power to choose as I please and therefore could have chosen differently than what I had actually chose. This inner power, that I call free-will, allows me ...