My Challenge to Two Atheists Who Deny Free Will | Mind Matters

The question of free will is addressed best in a Kantian context, and the direction of physics and/or religion never seems to provide answers, for good Kantian reasons. And yet Kant’s answer is the best, in a way. Basically, the ethical will makes no sense in a causal system, and that’s that. Here in these essays the question is entangled with theism/atheism, but there is no reason an atheist can’t believe in free will. This essay goes into the issue of dimension, which may well show the answer, although there is no reason why adding more dimensions will as such resolve anything. In Kant, and Schopenhauer, we have the question of transcendenal ideaslim, and in Schopenhauer a hybrid answer: the causal phenomenon of mind is matched with the ‘thing in itself’ and in Schopenhauer the connection to the Will in Nature, which is not the same as the ‘will’ in ‘free will’.
In Decoding World History and/or The Last Revolution we take the stance that free agents are the case and this is a strong indication of free will. We cannot eliminate the factor of choice in man, and while that is not proof of free will as such it most obviously indicates that we cannot think in causal terms as we bifurcate reality with our choices and decisions.

Free will has no physical cause? At least four categories of events in nature have no physical cause. Free will denial isn’t science, just atheism in a lab coat

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