“If I suffered from a compulsive neurosis, so that I got up and walked across the room, whether I wanted to or not, or if I did so because somebody else compelled me, then I should not be acting freely.
But if I do it now, I shall be acting freely, just because these conditions do not obtain; and the fact that my action may nevertheless have a cause is, from this point of view, irrelevant.
For it is not when my action has any cause at all, but only when it has a special sort of cause, that it is reckoned not to be free.”– A. J. Ayer, ‘Freedom and Necessity’
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