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  1. The fact is, we experience will as a causative act specifically from our view of it. This does not mean that some mental weather prediction machine could not say while watching our neural storms and currents that "he will decide x" an instant before we take outward action. Causation that the machine sees would be utterly incomprehensible to us... subtle patterns of unfathomable complexity changing ceaselessly and faster than the blink of an eye. Causation we experience might be "this qualifies as that which implies p so I decide x". Is this some kind of dichotomy? Is it problematic that we
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  2. I love these sorts of questions. I think future historians will say that human societies clung to collectivistic philosophies because they were too ignorant to properly integrate individualism with government. Why are we, as a species, still so ignorant? Perhaps we lack the psychological tools required to make individualism universally obvious, like the telescope and space travel made the solar system universally obvious to even moronic onlookers. Perhaps we gave up on enlightened monarchy too early. Perhaps we should have developed individualism more before designing a new rights-based consti
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  3. epistemologue, could you state your basic thesis in just a few sentences perhaps?
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