|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._____________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. |
W. Poundstone on Free Will - Dictionary of Arguments
Free will / Poundstone: merely apparent contradiction: that everything we do is determined by the state of neurons - 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 - (> prophecy; >prediction). - Computer: makes predictions from a simulation of the situation in the room - so it must simulate itself: regress. >Simulation._____________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 [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Labyrinths of Reason, NY, 1988
Im Labyrinth des Denkens Hamburg 1995