Choice - Choice ASPECTS OF FREE WILL Nietzsche: the will is...

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Choice ASPECTS OF FREE WILL Nietzsche: the will “is a unit only as a word”. (Beyond Good and Evil §19) Some different dimensions: moral; theological; agential; phenomenological. Much of the intuitive pressure for free will comes from the phenomenology. Johnson: “Sir we know our will is free, and there’s an end on’t”. “You are surer that you can lift up your finger or not as you please than you are of any conclusion from a deduction of reasoning.” “All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it”. (All quotations from Boswell’s Life. Compare Locke: “I cannot have a clearer perception of any thing than that I am free”, letter to Molyneux 1693) Libertarianism misses this point, as noted, for instance, by Anthony Collins who objects to those who appeal to vulgar experience to support libertarian views, “yet, inconsistently therewith, contradict the vulgar experience, by owning it to be an intricate matter, and treating it after an intricate matter.” (An Inquiry Concerning Human Liberty, Second Edition 1717, p. 30)
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