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Single Idea 23244

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 1. Nature of Free Will]

Full Idea

My thinking and originating of a purpose is in its nature absolutely free and brings forth something from nothing.

Gist of Idea

Forming purposes is absolutely free, and produces something from nothing


Johann Fichte (The Vocation of Man [1800], 3.I)

Book Reference

Fichte,Johann G.: 'The Vocation of Man', ed/tr. Preuss,Peter [Hackett 1987], p.69

A Reaction

Modern fans of free will are more equivocal in their assertions, and would be uncomfortable bluntly claiming to 'get something from nothing'. But that's what free will is! Embrace it, or run for your life.