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Robots and Rationality

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If humans are just meat robots, can we be rational creatures? Tim Stratton argues the case that libertarian free will is required in order to consider ourselves in any way rational – that if our decisions are solely the result of physics and chemistry, then we cannot then trust them to be rational in any significant sense. Even if naturalism were true, its being true would undercut our ability to justify the belief that it was true.

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After reaching a conclusion that we feel profoundly certain is correct, if the conclusion reached is that the experience of profound certainly is only the result of the electrochemical activity of our physical brain and is beyond our control, and may not reflect reality at all, then ...harry
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