30 Oct 2021 02:15 - 15 Aug 2023 08:14
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    • Constructionism as a non-stupid replacement for the dead philosophical question of free will. That is to say, we don't have free will in the sense of somehow being apart from the causal universe – we are part of it and subject to its laws like everything else. Nonetheless, we have not just the ability but the obligation to construct the world we find ourselves in – both our mental representations of it, and the physical world itself. We are obliged to create but have a certain degree of freedom in how we do that, a freedom that is not magical or acausal.