By John Myles White on 4.27.2009
Freedom begins with the faith that our lives do not have to be the way they are now. Perhaps that is even the entirety of freedom — a state of mind, rather than a state of being.
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That doesn’t make sense. Freedom begins with the faith that you have freedom? Tell me, then, if freedom begins with that leap of faith, then how does one come to have the freedom to make that leap of faith in the first place?
Solving the question by reducing it to a mere state of mind doesn’t answer the problem of freedom in the metaphysical sense that your title implies.
This post was never meant to address determinism, which I presume is the metaphysical freedom you’re concerned with. I don’t believe in any form of freedom of the will, so metaphysical freedom is simply not a subject I care to write about.
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