Free Will Resolved
Sunday March 11, 2012
The universe has helped me out considerably by having Sam Harris write this book called Free Will, which saves me time since now I don't have to write it but I can still direct people to a book that explains my views on the matter. Hurrah!
I don't think that it's perfectly written, but it isn't awful, and I think the average reader should be able to understand the meaning from it, which is something. Of course it's all correct. Perhaps my favorite quote:
"You are not controlling the storm, and you are not lost in it. You are the storm."
Summary of the whole argument: Doing what you want and therefore choose is not what we usually think of as free will, because you don't choose what you will want in the first place.
Let us go forth, living more freely, having thrown off the shackles of free will!
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