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Convergence and free-will

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

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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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Stoica, Ovidiu Cristinel
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 15:17
Item ID: 4356
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4356

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