Blog Posts - Determinism



Just how free is your will, truly? Criminal law & the free thinker.

A few years ago two people made comments to me independently about children; comments that broke my heart. In one, the sister of a friend of mine who had adopted a baby from a troubled background asked me if I had met ‘the criminal’s b...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Apr 29, 2016

Just how free is your will, truly? Criminal law & the free thinker.

A few years ago two people made comments to me independently about children; comments that broke my heart. In one, the sister of a friend of mine who had adopted a baby from a troubled background asked me if I had met ‘the criminal’s b...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Apr 29, 2016

Why an Author is anti-bourgeois ?

                   Why an Author is anti-bourgeois                   &...
by Author's Diction on Nov 2, 2014

The Moral Responsibility in Determinism?

At a men’s discussion group I get to participate in every now and then, we have started to hammer out some interestings aspects of the free will v. determinism debate. Anyone who knows the debate, knows that it is not as clean cut as the “...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 4, 2014

‘Coincidence’ is Captivating

I received this book for free from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. When I was 10 my parents drove me to […] Author information Allison Hiltz Allison is a voracious reader, Law & Order aficionado, serial napper, shark...
by The Book Whee on Mar 10, 2014

Free Will, Determinism, or Compatibilism? (POLL)

Just wanted to get a flavor of where you are at:   My books are now available on Amazon. Mimetic Criticism and the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary and From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls is in paperback or Kindle...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Mar 3, 2014

More science against the notion of Free Will

Recently, I’ve been involved in several discussions related to Free Will and the such. I do not hold to Free Will or Determinism, but lean to a mixture of both. I do not believe in ultimate determinism (yet), as I believe we do have a few optio...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Mar 3, 2014

Mr. Nobody: A True Philosophical Journey

I have just seen the movie “Mr. Nobody“, and I recommend everyone who is interested in philosophy to go see this movie. It’s by far the most philosophical and mind-boggling movie I have ever seen. The movie shows, among other …...
by The Young Socrates on Sep 13, 2013

Free Will and Why Determinism Wouldn’t Change a Thing

I want to take a look at the (seemingly) dichotomy between free will and determinism. I’ve written a couple of articles thinking about whether there actually is something that can be labeled “free will” and, if so, what this free … Contin...
by The Young Socrates on Apr 16, 2013

Free Will and Why Determinism Wouldn’t Change A Thing

I want to take a look at the (seemingly) dichotomy between free will and determinism. I’ve written a couple of articles thinking about whether there actually is something that can be labeled “free will” and, if so, what this free … Contin...
by The Young Socrates on Apr 16, 2013

(Who am I = What am I)?

What am I? Not who am I; because asking “who” am I would presume the presence of some entity whose nature is being questioned. Just what am I. Am I my body? No, that’s my body…again the presence of an … Continue reading →...
by The Young Socrates on Apr 10, 2013

Can Pope Francis help us in our understanding of the Historical Jesus?

This is going to be a relatively short post, as all I really want to do is to start a conversation…and avoid doing work on my dissertation. We know that the name genesis behind the Pope’s selection is St. Francis of Assisi. While the Pop...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 2, 2013

What Is Luck?

I mentioned to a non-author friend my idea that book promotion is what we authors do until luck finds us, and she asked, “What is luck?” That brought me up short because I had no answer to her question. It seemed self-evident to me — luck i...
by Bertram's Blog on Mar 12, 2013

Quote of the Day for Sunday January 27, 2013

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism. The way you play it is free will. (Author, Jawaharal Nehru) Continue reading →...
by collinmccabe on Jan 26, 2013

Become Action Oriented

In order to make something happen, you must take action. It's all well and good to know what must be done, or what you want to accomplish. It's great to have the best of intentions and to maintain a positive, can-do attitude. At some point, however,...
by Random thoughts On life on Aug 20, 2012

What if God were Amoral: Spirituality and Morality at the Crossroads

When it comes to matters of morality, our main focus is on the human race. We, theists and atheists alike, expect humans to behave in an ethically responsible manner. Ethics, in its most simplistic form, can be summed up as and divided into two level...
by Arash's World on Jul 28, 2012

Quote of the Day for Friday January 27, 2012

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism. The way you play it is free will. (Author, Jawaharal Nehru) Continue reading →...
by collinmccabe on Jan 26, 2012


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