I try not to indulge philosophy and metaphysics to intensely. There's enough mental masturbation to drown in.
I guess you could say something drove me to make the decision to post this thread after reading another thread.
And here it is:
Meet our independent agent.
The agent ignores advice, indoctrinated social decorum, moral deterrents, and makes a series of incredibly irresponsible decisions that are bound to
The agent's decision to do so was determined by an amalgamation of circumstance and mental processes which sculpted the agent and the eventual choices
As it is now recorded and viewed in retrospect everything The Agent did to this point can be attributed to something.
The agents future is a bit more hazy.
Consequences are assured by agents past negligence. Repercussions for selfish and irresponsible behavior and decisions are now going to result.
While probability remains high for certain outcomes it is impossible to determine the results or the severity of actions to come with any degree of
certainty because other agents exist and contribute to the outcome.
Other agents will decide the appropriate course of action. The exact nature of repercussions is unknown. Except that there will be repercussions
And the results that occur will likewise be an amalgamation of another agent's circumstance, mental processes, and can be absolutely determinined in
Where the cause is concerned could the agent have done anything different or was it as automated as a computer program to make those decisions?
Where the effect is concerned could any of that alone absolutely determine its location and form?
Does the existence of the other agents give the primary agent in this a false illusion of indeterminate outcome?
Is this just another battlefield for quantum and Newtonian physics?
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