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VitriolicViolet t1_j21ynfh wrote

>if free will means you can do what you want, then we must ask why you want the things you want. Well, some prior causes presumably made you want those choices. Is it really free will if all your choices are caused by wants resulting from prior states of affairs? And what would free will even mean then?

yes that is free will.

those things are 'you', the prior causes being memories, culture, experience and/or neurons, genes and chemistry.

why do you all try so hard to divorce yourselves from yourselves?