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Randomness is when things have no pattern in them. Our free-willed choices cannot be random as the process of randomness can produce any pattern whatsoever, by mere chance.
As determined or predetermined choices are by default not in free will, it is concluded that free will can neither be random nor determined.
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Our entire life is a stream of felt and perceived phenomenality. This is the content of consciousness, something that fills all metaphysics and materialism.
We feel all our emotional states like fears, desires, inclinations, and these states are not merely neurons firing in our br...
The centuries-old question about human beings having free will or not is still unanswered but is fundamental for our moral codes, justice systems, religion and even the very meaning of life.
The argument about having predetermined choices amounting to not having free will does not hold upo...
According to the 19th-century philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, the physical world is just an image, a perceptual representation of the world in the mind of the observer, and it is not how the world actually is.
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It is important to both see and to observe. As Holmes tells Dr Watson: “You see, but you do not observe.”
This mental alertness, or mindfulness, is cultivated with deliberate practise. Mindfulness allows Holmes to observe those details that most of us don’t even realize we don...
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