Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

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Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

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[quote=raw_thought post_id=471575 time=1600287759 user_id=10786]
We do not consciously decide what we think about. 1. You cannot be conscious of a thought before you think it. 2. Cause always precedes effect. 3. Therefore you cannot consciously cause your thoughts. Here is an analogy to make my argument clearer. You cannot take a photo of something before it exists. Obviously, free will is a logical absurdity, since we cannot even cause our own thoughts.

Yes but, all words refer to something existing, when if it's just a concept, so "free will" is just an inappropriate expression for the experience (illusion though it is) of freedom
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