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Subject:  Re: Libet and free will revisited Date:  2/26/2019  9:59 AM
Author:  NigelGlitter Number:  26703 of 27155

"Numerous studies suggest that fostering a belief in determinism influences behaviors like cheating," Dubljevic says. "Promoting an unsubstantiated belief on the metaphysical position of non-existence of free will may increase the likelihood that people won't feel responsible for their actions if they think their actions were predetermined."

Hmmmmm. But if it's predetermined.....the whole argument is circuitous. Predetermined to cheat, not predetermined to cheat, predetermined to cheat if <x>, predetermined to cheat if not <x>.

The argument is absurd on its face.
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