Monday, May 05, 2008

Free Will

I'm a skeptic about free will. I must say that I want to believe in free will, it seems a good thing, though I suspect I have little choice but to believe that. What it comes down to for me is that free will seems not to have any sort of mechanism that could give rise to it. If one rejects the idea of the immaterial giving rise to the material then one would have to reject the idea that a free will, which is necessarily immaterial, could cause one's body to do something. How can my will *cause* anything?


Steve said...

I agree. What I don't understand is why there isn't a broader debate about free-will going on. Its really important.

Coathangrrr said...

There isn't a broader debate because no one really wants to question it.