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    Somewhat-free-choices, I guess... Best wishes,...

    Somewhat-free-choices, I guess...

    Best wishes,
    Lee
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    I agree with you here. Well, I don't know...

    I agree with you here.


    Well, I don't know how you can call them real choices if they are deterministic.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Well, I'm not a compatibilist in the traditional...

    Well, I'm not a compatibilist in the traditional philosophical sense, I believe free decisions can be made, though they are influenced as you say, by our subconscious and so on.


    Yet a...
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    Yes, but not wholly! But determinism means...

    Yes, but not wholly!


    But determinism means our decisions are determined, our mental states are determined as well as everything else around us.

    Best wishes,
    Lee
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    Certainly, but I don't know that I will be able...

    Certainly, but I don't know that I will be able to produce a valid argument, if my thoughts are all predetermined. This is a different idea than the question of whether an argument is in fact, valid....
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    Correct, I do not hold to LFW. Yes, but I...

    Correct, I do not hold to LFW.


    Yes, but I don't know that I will be able to produce a valid argument, if my thoughts are all predetermined.

    Best wishes,
    Lee
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    Well, if my posts on Tweb are determined solely...

    I don't think that makes a whole lot of sense lee. Can you give me an example.[/QUOTE]
    Well, if my posts on Tweb are determined solely by the atoms in my head, then there is no reason I should not...
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    Well, it has to be a first principle, since (as...

    Well, it has to be a first principle, since (as you said) you cannot prove the validity of reasoning.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    That's fine, I only reserve that my reasoning is...

    That's fine, I only reserve that my reasoning is not totally predetermined!

    Best wishes,
    Lee
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    I agree, I only say that if our process of...

    I agree, I only say that if our process of reasoning is predetermined, then we cannot trust that we will reason correctly, and come up with a valid argument, that corresponds to the reality of the...
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    But what post did you quote? What you have said...

    But what post did you quote? What you have said here is not my view...

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Because if all my thoughts and choices are...

    Because if all my thoughts and choices are predetermined by non-rational causes, then that invalidates reason.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Actually, what I believe is that the validity of...

    Actually, what I believe is that the validity of reasoning is a first principle, and that this goes against naturalism, and is therefore supernatural.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Well, I don't believe there is a dichotomy...

    Well, I don't believe there is a dichotomy between beliefs and facts, which this part of your comment seems to imply.

    Best wishes,
    Lee
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    Agreed... I'm apparently being very agreeable....

    Agreed... I'm apparently being very agreeable. :smile:

    Best wishes,
    Lee
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    Agreed. Agreed again. But I'm not sure...

    Agreed.


    Agreed again.


    But I'm not sure what your question is, I've tried to respond to all your points.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    That's up to the one making the argument, it...

    That's up to the one making the argument, it could be a conditional premise, one that might be true or false, or a first principle.

    Best wishes,
    Lee
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    I claim that it is a first principle, it must be....

    I claim that it is a first principle, it must be. I don't know if you claim this, but if not, then there is no way to prove the validity of reasoning.


    But first principles are assumed as...
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    Agreed. That reasoning can be valid. ...

    Agreed.


    That reasoning can be valid.


    Well, not all arguments are valid, I agree.


    Ah, but here you must assume the validity of reasoning in order to make this argument for the validity...
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    There must be some misunderstanding here, could...

    There must be some misunderstanding here, could you quote my statement in question?

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    I mean reasoning correctly from premises to a...

    I mean reasoning correctly from premises to a conclusion.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    We can certainly confirm our reasoning...

    We can certainly confirm our reasoning objectively, but the point remains, you cannot prove the validity of reasoning with an argument, it has to be a first principle, and a principle outside of...
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    I assume human reasoning is valid because the...

    I assume human reasoning is valid because the alternative is insanity.


    All this assumes the validity of reasoning at the outset. There is no way around this! This is arguing in a circle.

    ...
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    In matters of empirical science, yes. But no...

    In matters of empirical science, yes. But no thermometer is going to help you establish the validity of reasoning.


    Well, I certainly don't claim to have an argument proving the validity of...
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    Here you are giving me reasons to trust the...

    Here you are giving me reasons to trust the validity of reasoning! This is arguing in a circle, there is no way to prove the validity of reasoning.

    And I conclude that objective reality exists,...
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