WWLabRat Posted October 24, 2013 Share Posted October 24, 2013 Free Will is an illusion. It does not exist. We are given liberty of ourselves, and ourselves are a finite organism with limited configurations; I can only use my arms the way that they were meant to be used; just because I have the choice between using any of my body parts does not mean I have free will, I have dominion of a finite system. We can only ever use ourselves were confined to; we may be able to take ourselves to particular activities but we can only interact with them in a number of ways. I guess free will is the illusion of having so much difference, and being able to choose between doing many different things, but only what yourselves are confined to. Freedom in limited space. I suppose it comes down to what you mean when you say "will". I have to argue against this. Free will isn't an illusion, just ill defined. You say that we have freedom in a confined space, but I say that you are only confined to a space that you let yourself stay in. It's very much possible to change your circumstances and work your way out of that space. Even someone who paints themselves into a corner isn't confined. All they need to do is wait for what has already been painted to dry. Once that's done they can paint the remainder of the floor. Staying confined is just as much a choice as getting out of it. The only limitations we have are the ones we impose upon ourselves. That's not to say that when you break the rules and customs of a society that there won't be consequences, but you can really do anything you desire. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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