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    Libertarian definition-freedom to have chosen otherwise
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    70.00%
    Compatabilist definition-freedom to act upon your desires
    1
    10.00%
    I reject free will entirely
    2
    20.00%
    Other
    0
    0%

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    There's lots of different views on what 'free will' means, but I was wondering what you personally defined it as. Personally I'm a fan of the libertarian definition.
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    My favourite one goes something along the lines of

    "Consider the universe in the exact state it was when you made a recent decision. Free will would be the ability to have made a different decision to the one you did."

    Edit: just realised that this is the Libertarian definition in your poll
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    (Original post by jamie092)
    My favourite one goes something along the lines of

    "Consider the universe in the exact state it was when you made a recent decision. Free will would be the ability to have made a different decision to the one you did."

    Edit: just realised that this is the Libertarian definition in your poll
    Indeed. Libertarian free will for the win!
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    After my definition free will is to make your own thoughts about things, events and problems in the world, apart from opponent's opinions. Free will doesn't accept influences in the building of the mind and is trying to get an own view all the time. A true free will would not follow any propagandism. A free will is sophisticated enough to realize propagandism.
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    The freedom to have chosen otherwise. There is no 'freedom' in the compatibilist definition - you do not choose your desires.
 
 
 
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