First letter of Oz to the NG

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Mon Aug 2 05:06:15 EST 1999


Kooter wrote:

> > Definition of terms again: what is free will? Well, "will" translates
> loosely
> > to a combination of intent and desire. You imply here that it means "free
> > action".
>
> Wrong.  I implied that _free_ will is the _free_dom to implement your
> desires.

Well, implementation implies action. You have introduced implementation here,
but it is not in the phrase "free will". You would need to use the phrase "free
action", or somesuch, to include implementation.

> The word 'free' is a modifier on the word 'will'.

Which is to do with desires, not implementation of same.

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