Posted: Jan 05, 2017 9:43 pm
by DavidMcC
romansh wrote:
DavidMcC wrote:
You've lost me. The point of free will is that it leads to a certain degree of unpredictability (but not total unpredictability!), obviously.

You are describing the universe here.

Free will ... ultimately boils down to could I have done otherwise, and here I don't mean choosing a path out of several envisaged paths? And here quantum phenomena don't count ... unless someone is saying we control these quantum phenomena.

No, romansh, I wasn't talking about the universe, I was talking about human minds, but, you are right that FW is about choosing one path out of several possibilities. However, the choice at any given time often isn't automatic, unless there is one obvious best course of action, or the circumstances are an exact copy of some previous case, in which you remember what you did, but this often isn't the case.