I read about the benjamin libet stuff on conscience. WHat is this theory of free will being an illusion. I believe that I at some point in my action I can choose to stop or continue the action. I have choice. I believe that my choices are based upon why I would make the choice, and therefore one could say that a choice is a retrospect of all reasons. That doesn't mean that choices are already made for me, or don't exist, so what is this idea that free will is an illusion?!
Why did you type this post?
Because you wanted to type this post?
Because another wanted you to type this post?
If you typed this post because of your own choice of wanting to, therefore it would be your will, and not the will of another making you do somthing..."hence your free will"
Yet you could be said the will of another led you to your action, yet you still have a "free will" choice to do it, or not to do it.
There are meany way's to effect a choice, by making the choice's limited or predictable.(Making an illusion of free will)
Yet your choice is your own, it depend's how much you are effected by the action's or thought's of another.
So...it could be said that some people have more free will than anotther, or more power over there self, action's, thought's, and choice's.
"slave's" have no free will, there will was the will of there master's, hence same gose for those that follow any religious movement, there will mainly follow's the will of there "god", and not there own, for they have made there will the will of there "god" therefore giving up power over there self, action's, thought's, and choice's. And also making there choice's limited and predictable, therefore making there free will just an illusion of free will, and not truly "free" will.
So this is one, of about ten point's of view and perception's of how free will can be seen as an illusion.
Dont know if this is the one pointed out by the person you speak of.
(Yes all choice's are made from you or another, yet it's your choice in which choice you pick, not another's)
(It's safe to say that's it's not a theory, but an effect created by cause and effect of are action's with other people and thing's within this existence, bound by are perception of such.)
But other's could disagree:rolleyes: