Posted: Dec 20, 2019 11:06 am
by GrahamH
Ayn Marx wrote:I find it somewhat amazing these discussion have continued for centuries managing to avoid an elephant in the room. Those who claim free cannot exist ( especially if they include their own thought processes in such claims) cannot see they’ve disarmed their own argument due to the fact they had no choice, they HAD TO TAKE THAT POSITION. Why this simple fact cannot be admitted is the question.

You missed the elephant there, which is not that people make choices but are those choices "free"? Maybe you insist you have free will because you have evolved traits and dispositions to think that way. Maybe you posted here because you happened on the topic and your depositions compelled you, in this instance, to post. Why did you do that?

The question to ask yourself is whether you have any way to determine those possibilities apart, which I think you (and I) do not,