John Camilli's Blog – November 2010 Archive (2)

Riddle Me This

If it is not possible to hold one's breath until one expires, then the "will" to live is not willful at all, but is a bodily reaction (at least in that isolated case). Furthermore, the emotions and thoughts accompanying such a reaction cannot be called willful either. A person will innevitably feel that they want to live, and will have thoughts about trying to stay alive, once their body has begun to struggle for air.

So, this is an example of a motive to stay alive, and…


Added by John Camilli on November 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — 23 Comments

A Proof of the Impossibility of Choice - Prove Me Wrong!

If I am correct, then you are about to read philosophical history. It's a little dense, but it's short, so focus...

This is actually an old philosophy. I cannot remember which old Greek proposed it, but I remember hearing the idea in a philosophy class years ago. It was a dualistic argument against free will asserting that the human mind and body…


Added by John Camilli on November 15, 2010 at 11:00pm — 28 Comments

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