No Free will Day6

Free will, the idea that we have control over our bodies and mind. What if I told you it was a illusion. “Free Will” by  Sam Harris goes through the process of the brain and how we don’t control it.

Mindset:

Does this mean you have no control? That’s not technically true, he states it that your conscious  mind processes your unconscious minds emotions. It can take 10 minutes to transfer the emotions. So you could be sad 10 minutes before you even knew. CRAZY

Action:

This doesn’t make us hopeless, the unconscious mind using the our background to dictate our actions. You live with lazy people, you will become lazy. So the best way to adapt this is to change your background and form new habits.

 

Ending:

This book goes into all the science of free will. What do you think? it’s amazing how our body beats our mind by 10 minutes to our own thoughts. A MUST READ 

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5 thoughts on “No Free will Day6

  1. It doesn’t matter whether the decision is made first in a person’s conscious or unconscious mind. Both are still the same person, and if they choose to criminally harm someone else, then the whole person will be imprisoned. Harris’s view is pretty distorted.

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    1. He uses the criminal as a extreme example of Nature and nurture . He states the actions of crime are wrong. He just wants to understand what separates us from them. We are all human yet why do we act differently.

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      1. All of the utility comes from knowing the specific causes of specific effects. That’s why we have psychology, sociology, criminology, etc. But the logical fact of universal causal inevitability by itself tells us nothing useful.

        Everything that happens is always causally inevitable. But this fact cannot help anyone to make any decision. It can only tell you that whatever you decide will be inevitable. It falls on both sides of every issue, like a constant on both sides of an equation that can be subtracted from both sides without affecting the result.

        The only reasonable thing to do about causal inevitability is to acknowledge it, and then forget it. Unfortunately, people like Harris try to draw all kinds of unreasonable implications, which make things worse for everyone.

        Using it to try to undermine free will and personal responsibility is a morally bad thing to do. And Harris should stop doing that.

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      2. Yeah I agree to a curtain extent. It’s also all theoretical, there is no hard facts to back up his claims. So it then comes down to the consumer to follow his claims. I cannot speak for everyone but I use it as a tool to open my mind to different possibilities. I understand what you mean but cutting out the possibility entirety, Isn’t how I would go about it Personally.

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      3. Of course. It’s always good to look at things from a different perspective to open one’s mind. I’ve posted several items on the determinism and free will issue also. Have fun! 🙂

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