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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Are you a determinist? Here's how you can tell
Would you say, with respect to any decision that you have made, that
given the actual past, you could have done otherwise than what you did?
Determinists may agree with the statement "I could have done otherwise,"
but what they mean is that if the past had been different, the act
would have been different. Libertarians say that even given the actual
past, they could have done otherwise from what they did.