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Free Will Without Dualism

  I hope to persuade hard (absolute) determinists that their position is based on a false dichotomy. Determinism does not preclude free wi…

Started by Atheist ExileLatest Reply

Why Hard Determinism Fails

Determinism and Reciprocal Causation “Intelligence organizes the world by organizing itself.” ~Jean Piaget “An argument which proves too…

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Free Will Without Dualism

  I hope to persuade hard (absolute) determinists that their position is based on a false dichotomy. Determinism does not preclude free wi…

Started by Atheist Exile

2 Oct 23, 2013
Reply by Atheist Exile

Play clearly demonstrates free will

Hard determinism cannot explain the existence of play.  Let me define play as the exercise of one's capabilities in an activity that has no…

Started by Homer Edward Price

2 Jul 25, 2013
Reply by Atheist Exile

Free Will and the Bible

Some assert that man has free will. Some assert that all is determined. Some say (as I do) that free will is compatible with determinism. T…

Started by Atheist Exile

8 Jul 8, 2013
Reply by Atheist Exile

Michio Kaku: Quantum Physics Ends the Free Will Debate

Michio's point seems to be that because of quantum uncertainty, you can't necessarily predict a future event based on a past one.  Watch fo…

Started by Atheist Exile

4 Jul 7, 2013
Reply by Atheist Exile

Interesting article: The Brain on Trial

This article shoots all kinds of holes into free will . . . but not self-determinism :-)  It's a long article but I think you'll find it ve…

Started by Atheist Exile

37 Jul 6, 2013
Reply by Luara

Hard determinism is untestable

Atheist Exile asserts that hard determinism is untestable in the animate realm, and therefore unscientific according to Karl Popper’s philo…

Started by Homer Edward Price

10 Jul 2, 2013
Reply by Atheist Exile

Why Hard Determinism Fails

Determinism and Reciprocal Causation “Intelligence organizes the world by organizing itself.” ~Jean Piaget “An argument which proves too…

Started by Atheist Exile

5 Jun 27, 2013
Reply by Homer Edward Price

Free Will: Explained

My position on free will has been evolving. For the latest and better explanation, please see "Free Will Without Dualism". Over the course…

Started by Atheist Exile

11 Dec 3, 2010
Reply by Johnny P

Video: Dennett on Free Will

I felt this video took 10 minutes to say what should have been said in 1 minute. Maybe you'll find more in it than I did. This video i…

Started by Atheist Exile

2 Mar 6, 2010
Reply by Atheist Exile

Randomness - sand in the Vaseline?

Every single event we cannot accurately predict represents one of two conditions (or a mixture of the two): 1. a lack of information or abi…

Started by Howard S. Dunn

32 Mar 6, 2010
Reply by Howard S. Dunn

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