thread: 2007-02-26 : Exorcism followthrough

On 2007-03-04, NinJ wrote:

Here’s a question:

What does acknowledgment of your free will get you?

If it gets you something good ??? let’s say it gives you the courage to take moral action ??? then hooray! It’s good to believe that you have free will. It doesn’t matter if you do or you don’t, right? You act well because of that belief, whether that belief is borne of free will or not.

So let’s say that I don’t believe I have free will because I don’t know what it means, and the Universe is Chaotic but causal. And let’s say that I have an opportunity to take right action. And I take it because I believe it’s what the next inevitable step is.

Does it matter? Only if you believe that holding one position causes you to take better actions.


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