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Single Idea 3195

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 5. Against Free Will]

Full Idea

If a computational account of reasoning processes could be given, then there is no need to settle the issue of "free will", as reason could get along without it.

Gist of Idea

If reason could be explained in computational terms, there would be no need for the concept of 'free will'


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], 8.6)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.221