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Old 08-06-2019, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by monstro View Post
I will tell you what I infer from the statement "I have free will".

I surmise that someone saying this means that they believe when they perform an action (i.e., make a choice), they are exerting their conscious will. They consciously deliberated the pros and cons of that action and consciously determined that they selected the wisest course. They didn't just "randomly" act.
IANAPhilosopher, but I'm fairly sure this is not what "free will" normally means in these discussions.

This lack of agreement on basic terms makes these discussions frustrating.