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Determinism (Take Two)
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Gene Healy comments again on his views concerning free will and determinism, admitting that he doesn't really have any good counterarguments against it:

The fact is, I don't have much of an argument against determinism. What argument do I have is based on a logical fallacy: the appeal to consequence. "Human beings can't be mere agglomerations of matter. If we are, that means our actions aren't in any deep sense self-willed. And that would be horrible!" Well, that doesn't mean it isn't true.

Yup, that's what I was saying in my last blog on the subject.

Anyway, go read Healy's blog, the linked-to discussions (most especially this one, by Julian Sanchez), and come back to let me know what you think.

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