No. of Recommendations: 0
I don't exactly follow you here, but for a choice to be freely made, it can't be coerced. Free will implies no coersion to me

I define free will as when the conscious mind makes a decision. Coercion of conscious decision-making then is when the conscious mind wants to make one choice but is forced to make another. Since this is all happening at the level of consciousness (otherwise it is not a conscious decision) you should be aware of any such coercion.

There are occasions when some do have such experiences, being forced to do something they consciously do not want to do. This is usually attributed to stuff like mental illness, demonic possession, addiction etc. It is not normal behavior.
Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.