GeorgeW Posted January 7, 2011 Share Posted January 7, 2011 I am interested in the idea of free will. This is often cited as the basis for holding a person responsible for their behavior in various contexts, most notably religion and criminal justice. I do not completely rule out the existence of some measure of free will, but I also think that it is highly constrained by one’s genetic inheritance, culture, social factors, personal experiences, psychological factors, etc. These are factors over which a person has little or no control. And, in judging someone’s behavior, I don’t think it is not possible to know what factors led to their behavior. I would be interested in others thoughts. George Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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