“The Comedian is dead.”
Roderick, if you were aruguing with Jon on Mars, what would you have told him? I suppose that he would say that it that the events that were to follow were inevitable. But you’ve argued in favor of the free will hypothesis, and (if I recall correctly) that the deterministic theory is incoherent.
It’d just be good to see a review of Watchmen from a libertarian philosopher’s perspective.
Jon’s situation as described is incoherent — “I’m deciding to do X because I see that X is already what’s going to happen.” The direction of fit is messed up.
Oh by the way, here’s the essay of mine on why I think determinism is incoherent.
There is a book, Watchmen and Philosophy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Watchmen-Philosophy-Rorschach-Blackwell-Culture/dp/0470396857/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234045247&sr=8-1
That’s a silly position. Free will cannot exist without determinism.
OK, I’ll bite; what’s the argument?
If determined how is will free?
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