(14-01-2013 07:18 AM)Luminon Wrote:
(14-01-2013 12:49 AM)bbeljefe Wrote: I've always found it interesting why it is that determinists bother arguing against free will. After all, if I have no choice but to think, do and say the things I think do and say, then what sense does it make to attempt to change my mind?
I suppose they think you have no choice but to accept their opinion
Perhaps the better answer would be, those arguing have no free will to choose to not argue their point. By their own arguments, they are beholden to their own thoughts that arise from their own consciousness as it occurs, completely out of their own control. Thus they don't have a 'choice' to not argue their case.