Free Will

Eivind Berge (
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 16:30:25 +0100 (MET)

John K Clark wrote:

>1)I am the one doing the choosing if I have free will.
>2)I have free will if I can not predict what I will do next.
>3)I am the doing the choosing.
>Even if I had the meaning of life in my pocket I would still do things
>because of cause and effect OR I would not. When things happen for no reason
>we call them random.

One thing is still unclear to me about this definition of free will. If things
are random, do you still consider it free will? If not, then the definition must
be changed slightly.

"A being has free will if and only if he cannot predict what he will do next and
his actions are not random."