Dragonfly Posted December 13, 2005 Share Posted December 13, 2005 Dragonfly,Let's take this to another thread, as it is going in the direction of epistemology, which bores a lot of people.The present thread is about the lovely mockingbirds in our lives who bring beauty and joy to us through their singing.I invite you to start it and I suggest "Chewing on Ideas."Eh..yes.. of course.. well, you know, as English is not my native language it's not so easy for me to write some coherent article, it takes a lot of time to find the approximately right formulations... But perhaps I might just start something by asking a question. And what is better suited to put the cat among the pigeons (or the dragonfly among the flies) than to ask what the objection of Objectivists is against compatibilism, the notion that "free will" is compatible with the brain as a deterministic system. Discussions on Objectivist forums about this subject always generate a lot of heat but very little light. I still have to hear a coherent and compelling argument against compatibilism instead of an angry " it's obvious that it can't be true!" or "I know that it's false!" (if not: "A is A!"). Well it's not at all obvious to me, and perhaps we may have a discussion here without immediately letting the randroid dogs loose. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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