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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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Arthur Schopenhauer on Free Will - Dictionary of Arguments

Korfmacher Schopenhauer zur Einführung Hamburg 1994

I 109
Freedom of will/Schopenhauer: "we are free to do what we want, but we are not free to want what we want!"
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I 109
Freedom of will/Schopenhauer: the human can also imagine the opposite of his/her actions - the raw mind confuses that with the fact that he could also be opposed to wanting - this he calls "freedom of will."
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I 112
The will as a thing in itself is free, only its appearance is subject to the law of necessity.


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