Difference between revisions of "Argument from free will"

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===Argument from ignorance===
 
===Argument from ignorance===
  
Because this depends on finding an [[explanation]]. Some unknown process may be responsible, which has not been ruled out, so it is an [[argument from ignorance]]. It also depends on a phenomena that science may one day explain completely. It is therefore [[God of the gaps]].
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Because this depends on finding an [[explanation]], some unknown process may be responsible, which has not been ruled out, so it is an [[argument from ignorance]]. It also depends on a phenomena that science may one day explain completely. It is therefore [[God of the gaps]].
  
 
===Which God?===
 
===Which God?===

Latest revision as of 07:08, 14 January 2020

"Humans experience ourselves and the world in a manner that is difficult to explain on naturalistic atheism or impersonal deism or pantheism. The best explanation for our experience is in our being created in the image of a personal God. [...] The most obvious instance of this is our human ability to make a decision and act on it. You and I have a measure of free will. [1]"

Counter arguments[edit]

Free will is an illusion[edit]

Free will is an illusion.

As far as we can tell, it is explainable by natural processes.

Argument from ignorance[edit]

Because this depends on finding an explanation, some unknown process may be responsible, which has not been ruled out, so it is an argument from ignorance. It also depends on a phenomena that science may one day explain completely. It is therefore God of the gaps.

Which God?[edit]

Main Article: Which God?

No specific God or religion is supported by the argument.

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