Consciousness and free will

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Bahman
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Consciousness and free will

Post by Bahman » December 25th, 2017, 8:05 am

Well, it seems that we can will unconsciously based on situation where situation is defined as a set of options each has its own weight: The option which has more weight is chosen. This approach, weighting, however doesn't work when weights of options are equal. Therefore we need a conscious decision to will on such a situation.

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Re: Consciousness and free will

Post by ThomasHobbes » May 8th, 2018, 4:38 pm

Buridan's Ass is answered with a temporal reflection. There are no equal choices in time.

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Re: Consciousness and free will

Post by LuckyR » May 9th, 2018, 1:12 pm

Will as used in the OP implies logical consideration but ignores the fact that of the myriad "decisions" (or more accurately "selection among options") that happen every day, only a small fraction are given even the most cursory conscious thought.
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Re: Consciousness and free will

Post by Jerrygg38 » May 13th, 2018, 3:23 pm

The problem is an incomplete assumption that we have a physical brain that causes us to act. However as I see it, we also have a spiritual brain which can act as a slave of our physical brain but often becomes the master and drives our physical brain. The spiritual brain tend to be a extremely high speed brain and can analyze every action in a split second. When the spiritual brain drives the physical brain, the person becomes like a puppet. Yet he or she may not readily know what is driving him or her.

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Re: Consciousness and free will

Post by ThomasHobbes » May 13th, 2018, 4:40 pm

Jerrygg38 wrote:
May 13th, 2018, 3:23 pm
The problem is an incomplete assumption that we have a physical brain that causes us to act. However as I see it, we also have a spiritual brain which can act as a slave of our physical brain but often becomes the master and drives our physical brain. The spiritual brain tend to be a extremely high speed brain and can analyze every action in a split second. When the spiritual brain drives the physical brain, the person becomes like a puppet. Yet he or she may not readily know what is driving him or her.
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Re: Consciousness and free will

Post by Jerrygg38 » May 19th, 2018, 7:39 pm

We all have a physical brain and a spiritual brain. In general the physical brain drives the spiritual brain. The person with an ordinary mind will not be able to detect his or her spiritual brain. Upon death as the physical brain dies, the individual will find himself in the spiritual world. I have a hyper manic bipolar mind. When I was younger I could bring my mind to a hyper state and communicate with my spiritual mind.Often I would do this to solve difficult math and engineering problems since my spiritual mind had much great mental ability. Yet this gift had a down side. I was able to see the past lives of my spiritual dimension. And I was forced to study God and the Universe since 1981.

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