Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Green on Free Will

"Though it is important to insist that, since in all willing a man is his own object to himself, the object by which the act is determined, the will is always free -- or more properly that a man in willing is necessarily free, since willing constitutes freedom, and 'free will' is a pleonasm = 'free freedom' -- the nature of the freedom really differs according to the nature of the object which the man makes his own, or with which he identifies himself." -- "On the Different Senses of 'Freedom' as Applied to Will and to the Moral Progress of Man," from Principles of Political Obligation and other writings, p. 228

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