Yeah, you'll have to dumb it down for me cuz I ain't gettin' it.Eodnhoj7 wrote: ↑Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:40 amFree will is the manifestation of movements through the "I".henry quirk wrote: ↑Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:08 amI'm confused. You equate freedom of movement with free will? Or are you sayin' motion is necessary for free will? Can you give me a definition for free will? Havin' a definition might clear up my confusion.Eodnhoj7 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:57 pm
Freedom occurs through being.
Non being is an absence of freedom as it is nothing, not even being.
All being in contrast to Nothingness is free as freedom exists as part of this being. It exists as part of this being given the totality of being, in contrast to nothing, contains within it an element of freedom.
This element of freedom is the ability to move, an absence of being is an absence of the ability to move thus is absent of freedom.
Movement, thru the I, is free will? You mean self-direction? If so, determinism, as I understand, sez self-direction is hooey. And if self-direction is hooey then there is no free will (libertarian agent causation) which means you and me and him and her, we're all just events (or clusters of events) with no more autonomy than a stone (or that amoeba I referred to up-thread). But, if we can, as agents, self-direct then determinism is wrong entirely or there's sumthin' unique about the human animal, sumthin' that sets him apart from a universe of dumb matter/events. Since cause & effect seems to hold all the time, everywhere, I have to say causal determinism is right on the money, but -- at the same tine -- I seem to be a causal agent (so, there must be a lil metaphysical sumthin'-sumthin' mixed into my substance).