Robert_Bumbalough Posted October 19, 2010 Share Posted October 19, 2010 Greetings Ayn Rand fans and fellow Objectivists.I could not find a topic on this question. If there is a more appropriate location for this question, would the moderator be so kind as to move it there. Many Thanks. I recently encountered a rather rude person who voiced an objection to O-ism from what was claimed as a fatal contradiction between O's Metaphysical Axiom law of identity and volitional will. The socialist/communists sympathizer asserted that minds cannot posses volitional will if reality's casualty results from the law of identity. I could not think of a way to counter that point, so now I respectfully ask: How does an Objectivist philosopher reconcile the volitional nature of free will with the casualty of material existence given facts from neurophysiology showing mind is a function of physical brains so as to validate that will is indeed volitional as opposed to deterministic as would seem Prima Facie true (as opposed to a thoughtful Prima Secundae) under a=a casualty as applied to physical brains without regard to how minds actually work without seeming to appeal to mysticism or ignorance? Best wishes and regards for your continued success; I hope you make huge profits from capitalism and free market enterprise. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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