[lit-ideas] Re: Do You Have Free Will?

  • From: Mike Geary <jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:39:12 -0500

I have a different perspective on all this Abolition of the Will business.
Look here now, what is is because what was was, and at that time and place
(i.e. when what was was) it was said: "what will be will be"ergo, as
required by language: "so it is".   This is all writ down somewhere. [cf:
Jay Livingston, "Che sera, Che sera."  trans. Jorge-Luis Speranza].
Free Will is a dead horse.  Free Wishing -- now, that's hot topic.

Mike Geary
freewishing he was rich in

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Donal writes
>  For similar reasons, it is hard to square the truth of full-on determinism
>> with either the truth, or the efficacy, of the content of 'beliefs' that
>> ascribe responsibility to others or ourselves.
> Rogers Albritton concluded 'Freedom of Will and Freedom of Action,' his
> 1985 Presidential Address at the Pacific Divison meeting of the American
> Philosophical Association, by saying
> '…But I can't go on about any of that, I really can't. It's out of my
> hands, I absolutely must stop. So, I will. Thank you.'
> Robert Paul,
> unwilling, but making the most of it.
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