|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. |
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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) - computer: makes predictions from a simulation of the situation in the room - so it must simulate itself - regress._____________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.
I W. Poundstone Im Labyrinth des Denkens, Reinbek 1995