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← Morality without 'Free Will'

phil rimmer's Avatar Jump to comment 1004 by phil rimmer

Just to make that last comment work a little harder for my case-

Someone is pointing a gun at you. Your thoughts about lunch are no longer yours to have. The gunman has pretty tight control of what you think about. (It could be your boss asking for that long overdue report.) He is freer to think about lunch and what he'll do in the next five minutes. Free-ness of will is always contingent upon social context.

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:13:45 UTC | #951104