- Mar 29, 2010
- Androgyne; they/them
- Basic Beliefs
- Natural Philosophy, Game Theoretic Ethicist
And because of the way they respond they are responsible for that response...Since neurons are respondent mechanisms the correct action potential description is "responding."Such hubris;Neurons don't choose. Neurons react according to potentials gathered at their synapses.FDI what I would like to know is why you think it's any less a choice neurons choosing between neural artifacts as to which artifact will be fed to an action system.
These are all just objects doing mechanical things, one of which is a mechanism executing a compatibilist choice.
When one neuron reacts according to a potential gathered at it's synapse such that it's activation tips the weights of a wide array of neurons, selectively, towards the activation of a wide scale pattern, preferential to other such patterns presented to the selector, neurons do in fact together accomplish "choosing".
And the response itself is a part of a much larger series of responses which together of their form satisfy the description of 'choice'.
Or in other words: your false dichotomy is showing.