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Free will: the free will is, formulated in everyday language, the ability of a subject to choose among alternatives. See also Libet experiments, freedom, subject, individual, determinism, action autonomy, compatibilism.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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W. Poundstone on Free Will - Dictionary of Arguments

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Free will/Poundstone: merely an apparent contradiction: that everything we do is determined by the state of neurons.
>Brain states
, >Mental states, >Determinism.
If I myself do not know what I will do, that’s not a contradiction. - Only if God has told me what I’ll do.
>prediction).
Computer: makes predictions from a simulation of the situation in the room. - So it must simulate itself: regress.
>Simulation, >Regress,

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Poundstone I
William Poundstone
Labyrinths of Reason, NY, 1988
German Edition:
Im Labyrinth des Denkens Hamburg 1995


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