It seems nobody agrees on just what free will is. But no matter how you perceive it, free will must involve volitional choice at some point.
To me, free will is self-determinism and arises naturally from "reciprocal causation" (a.k.a. feedback loop). Read "Refutation of Hard Determinism and Serious Potential for Free Will" for a full explanation.
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The featured discussion, "Refutation of Hard Determinism and Serious Potential for Free Will" details the false dichotomy and the misapplication of physics leading hard determinists astray. At the same time, it points out how reciprocal causation (feedback) is the likely mechanism behind free will . . . which isn't surprising once you understand that it's the mechanism behind consciousness, memory, imagination and intelligence. No woo. No dualism. No violation of natural law.
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Determinism and Reciprocal Causation “An argument which proves too much, proves nothing.” ~M.M. MangasarianCarl…Continue
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