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Convergence and free-will

Stoica, Ovidiu Cristinel (2008) Convergence and free-will. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    If our mind is just an algorithm running on a flesh hardware, then it seems that there is no place for the free-will. An algorithm decides everything based on deterministic computations, or on random inputs, but neither inevitability nor pure hazard is free choice. Hopefully, some day, Science will be able to understand, monitor and simulate all the mind processes. Even then, it will still be a possibility for the free-will to exist, based on the convergence of the initial data. I propose a crucial experiment to test this hypothesis.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Mind, mind-body problem, free will, reductionism, artificial intelligence
    Subjects: General Issues > Thought Experiments
    Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
    Specific Sciences > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
    General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
    Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
    General Issues > Science and Religion
    General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Ovidiu Cristinel Stoica
    Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4356
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4356

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