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Does free will exist?
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>>5621485
does it matter?
Not a mean thing, but really do you think it matters?
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Did you to choose to create this thread or was it predetermined?
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>>5621491
General curiosity
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>>5621494
>predetermined
Of course
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>>5621502
what makes you say that?
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>>5621500
Fair enough, but I was posing a question.
Does free will matter?
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>>5621515
I guess it gives a person a sense of worth and purpose
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>>5621485
No but what the fuck can you do about it?
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>>5621485
http://www.informationphilosopher.com/freedom/libet_experiments.html

interesting reading
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>>5621485
Both freewill and fate exist.
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>>5621520
Not that guy but
a) You have free will.
b) Free will is an illusion. Everything you will ever do is already written down somewhere, it's all predetermined.

if(a) do what you feel like doing.

if(b) do what you feel like doing.

I don't really see how accepting option b should really affect you in any way.
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false dichotomy, move along
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>>5621485
Didn't quantum physics throw a wrench into determinism?
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>>5621485
Free will is a concept, concepts cannot exist. Therefore free will does not exist.
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>inb4 nobody defines free will again
every
single
thread
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>>5621485
I lose respect for anyone who seriously asks this question
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>>5621704
but which side are you on
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>>5621705
I remove myself from the question because it's not worth asking
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Does a instrumentally conditioned animal have freewill? (instrumental conditioning = rewarding good action, punishing bad action)

If not, does an animal under "regular" circumstances have freewill? If not, QED, free will doesn't exist.

If it does, this means freewill can be taken away, since the brainwashed animal does not have freewill. If freewill can be taken away by simple conditioning (reward good, punish bad), what is the difference between a "conscious" way of doing this by people in lab coats, or the unconscious, uncaring way of nature and natural selection? It would appear there is none, and freewill does not exist in animals.

Finally: is a human an animal?
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>>5621485
Yes.
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>>5621709
why even post
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>>5621717
>is a human an animal
Nah mate, we're a mineral/plant hybrid
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>>5621731
Because it brings me pleasure to shit on these silly threads
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Read this, OP.

You can download it for free on bookfi
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>>5621734
wew lad. you must be so superior
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>>5621751
I'm superior to the question and you can be too
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>>5621717
I like this, could you elaborate more?
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