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  1. Free will is not a philosophical concept. This is what shapes a person. We can think freely, but we cannot act freely. Without free will, there is no human being. The will is, strictly speaking, a human being.

  2. Free will is a philosophical concept. There are different points of view on the problem of free will – that it does not exist, because everything is predetermined; that it does not exist, but there is no predestination; that it exists, because there is no predestination; that it exists, and the existence of predestination does not prevent it.

    There are no scientific facts, no “science has proved” on the subject of free will. In the case of predestination, there are experiments that show that at the quantum level, the world is most likely truly random, but this does not necessarily imply the existence of free will.

    All you can do is look at the available points of view and choose the one that you prefer, or formulate your own (but it is unlikely that it will not fall into one of the above categories).

  3. Objectively, life works according to causal laws.. roughly speaking, you use your free will to determine certain chains of events for yourself..

  4. According to Wikipedia, fatalism is a predestination of being, a worldview based on the belief in the inevitability of events that are already imprinted in advance and only “manifest” as originally inherent properties of a given space. When free will is the leading function of psychosophy, those who experience fatalism on the third emotion experience self-determination of a person in his attitude to the expediency of development and the meaning of being.

  5. Good question!

    Answer: everything in life is determined by free will!

    What is free will? Is there free will? And so on
    . What kind of questions? Of course there is!

    That is, my personal opinion is that, translating the phrase “freedom of will” into Russian from Latin, we get – “freedom of desire”.

    Is there freedom of desire? Stupid question, of course yes! No one really bothers us to want anything.

    Of course, it is necessary to define the concept of “freedom” more precisely, giving it an integral measure of quantity.
    That is, when using the word “freedom”, we must always understand and take into account that this is not a dimensionless, abstract concept, but a concrete one that has the size, volume of the space we have for actions.

    Thus, one should not take, for example, the words “deprivation of liberty” so literally, because, quite naturally, one can say more precisely- “restriction of freedom”.

    Based on the above, try to calculate who, out of billions of people, has what desires, how many of them happen every day, and what (who) prevents them from realizing all these desires (will)?
    If they arise so easily, are they born, then is there freedom of desire?

    At the same time, think about what “determines” the very freedom of will (desire), and is it worth it to confuse everything so much?

    And I will remind you of my opinion that everything is predetermined by free will (desire).
    What we want, we most often strive for. But, also, very often, our desires contradict each other. Also, the desires of many people contradict each other.
    If you believe in the existence of God, then you need to consider that He also has His Own Desires (Will).

    Will you be able to calculate all your desires, their discrepancies, and where they will lead us all?

    In general, I think it is not necessary to put predestination and such a huge freedom of the emergence of all desires in contradiction with each other. It is possible that they are generally the same thing. Our desires determine the results of our actions. Moreover, all the variety of these desires, their collisions, confrontation, their power – determines everything that we eventually had, have and will have.

    PS I think we still need to distinguish between free will (desires) and free fulfillment of desires (will).
    The freedom to fulfill desires is somewhat less than the freedom of the desires themselves.

  6. Free will, but within the” framework ” of predestination, primarily due to the causes and consequences of past incarnations (karma). Everyone has free will, but it only works for those who have strengthened their willpower and make decisions consciously.

    In chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation, St. John the Baptist writes:John (Apocalypse) the key is the concept of “wakefulness”, which should be understood precisely as the maximum awareness of volitional actions (not mechanical actions, and even more so not against one's will).

    “I know what you're doing — you're neither cold nor hot. Oh that you were cold or hot!

    But because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew you out of my mouth.”

    Chapter 3 of the Apocalypse and the quoted key phrase should be understood precisely from the point of view of the manifestation of personal will in the field of divine Will: in one direction with the divine Will — hot, against — cold, without a manifestation of will, i.e. unconscious actions/inactions — warm. It is the warm ones, i.e. those who do not use free will (which, as stated in the Song of Sano Taro, is a divine gift) that will sooner or later be recognized as unfit for evolution.

    You can be in the flow of causes and effects of your past incarnations, swim in this flow, generating new causes, using the free will of this level. And you can raise your consciousness and start controlling this karmic flow of the “past” — this will be a manifestation of free will, which raises consciousness to a new level, and therefore gives you great opportunities and a new level of free will.

    In Buddhism, there is a concept of severity of the will, responsibility for the will. Absolute will and freedom in the manifested world can not be by definition, everything that is manifested is dual, and therefore already conditioned.

  7. free will has a range within the limits set by the Creator.

    21 There are many plans in a man's heart, but only what is determined by the Lord will come to pass.
    (Proverbs 19: 21)

    That is, if you put it together and answer briefly-a person is offered a choice of a certain program of life from God or from the evil one, and the one that he chooses and rejects determines his future fate, life and position. This is predestination and freedom of choice.

  8. Depends on what. From the surrounding nature, every living being is free just as much as his body (and first of all his brain) is powerful. We cannot have free will from the primordial Creator for the simple reason that all our thoughts and actions are also part of the world that He created. And if he created only things in space, but not actions in time, then he is not the real creator, but there is another, more original and authentic one.

  9. “Free will” is a traditional field for verbiage. This is a typical case when it's not about the answer, but about the question statement. The “answer” depends on how the concept of “free will” is formulated and how clear and definite it is. Strictly speaking, here you need to start with the wording-what is it? And to start any disputes and discussions without a clear and unambiguous agreement on the basic concepts is unproductive.

    “everything in life is predetermined” – what does it mean? If you approach it absolutely strictly, then this formulation kills itself. If absolutely everything is predetermined , then any actions, any thoughts, any reasoning are meaningless, including raising such a question and trying to answer it.

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