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Single Idea 3817

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 4. For Free Will]

Full Idea

The most dramatic manifestation of the free will gap is that when one has several reasons for performing an action, one may act on only one of them; one may select which reason one acts on.

Gist of Idea

Free will is most obvious when we choose between several reasons for an action


John Searle (Rationality in Action [2001], Ch.3.II)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'Rationality in Action' [MIT 2001], p.65