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How does Free Will manifest itself in human nature?

How does Free Will manifest itself in human nature?

September 8, 2023

Question: How does Free Will manifest itself in human nature?

 Answer: Consciousness is a natural, emergent capacity of the brain/mind, and it manifests itself volitionally in three ways, I think. One is the issue of intensity. We all have the capacity to kind of dial up the intensity, so to speak; to let our minds be more relaxed, or sort of thinking or attending to things more with concentrating, so that's under our control.

 Another is the range of focus. We can focus in, very tightly on particular things or let our minds, our perceptual capacities also expand out to take in more info, think of the zoom lens on a camera.

 The third thing is this issue of initiating action or not. We can think abstractly, imaginatively, in hypothetical mode so to speak. We can also decide to pull the trigger and act on the basis of our ideas.

Stephen Hicks Ph.D.
About the author:
Stephen Hicks Ph.D.

Stephen R. C. Hicks is a Senior Scholar for The Atlas Society and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University. He is also the Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University.

他是《推理的藝術:邏輯分析讀物》(W. W. Norton & Co.,1998)、《解釋後現代主義:從盧梭到福柯的懷疑主義和社會主義》(Scholargy,2004)、《尼采與納粹》(奧卡姆剃刀,2010)、《創業生活》(CEEF,2016)、《自由主義的利弊》(康納·考特,2020)、《藝術:現代、後現代和超越》(與邁克爾·紐伯里合著,2021)和《八大教育哲學》的作者 (2022). 他曾在《商業道德季刊》、《形而上學評論》和《華爾街日報》上發表文章。他的著作已被翻譯成20種語言。




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