One thought on “Determinism: A Minimalist Conceptual Graphic from Philographics

  1. That’s fine, so long as I am included in the prior causes of my choices and actions. It is both physically and logically impossible for causes prior to me to “leapfrog” over me and bring about my choices and my actions without me. I am the only object in the physical universe that performs the operation of choosing my choices, which causally sets my intent, which causally determines and directs my actions.

    Free will happens to be when a person decides for themselves what they WILL do, FREE of coercion or other undue influence. That is the definition that everyone understands and correctly applies to practical scenarios. It requires nothing supernatural. It makes no claims of being uncaused. And yet it is sufficient for both moral and legal responsibility.

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