- Sep 29, 2021
- Basic Beliefs
... Antecedent events no doubt influence our behavior. But I do not see how they cause or determine our behavior.
No prior-cause-of-me can participate in my choices without first becoming an integral part of who and what I am. My prior causes cannot bypass me and bring about events themselves without my knowledge and consent. And, once they become part of me, it is once again actually me, and not my prior causes, that is doing the choosing.
The final prior cause of a deliberate act is the act of deliberation that precedes it.