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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Do You Have Choice?

Playing The Stanley Parable reminded me of a question: If you come to two doors and choose to go out one of them, does it matter if the other one was locked?

This question is important because it helps you figure out if you're a determinist or believe in free will.

My fatalist/determinist friends point out that it is impossible to make the other choice; you could not have gone through the other door. Thus, there is no true free will. For me, such a response sounds like a failed Sally-Anne test. As far as you know, you made a choice, and that's what matters.

But this question is really important. What you believe about choice impacts your ideas about responsibility and will. So, take a few minutes to think through your thoughts on this.

I'd love to hear what you think.


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