I'm contemplating the idea that regardless of whether or not there is randomness involved in physics, the universe is still pretty much deterministic in the way of our actions being defined by physics. However, those physics really work. This isn't the subject of my question, but rather the train of thought that I was on when I thought of this question:
The whole discussion of determinism is of whether we are truly free. My question, at it's core, is "Does it matter?"
My thought is that perhaps the illusion of freedom is freedom in itself. If I believe I can make choices freely, why should I care whether or not the outcome has already been determined?
It's my thinking that in the very act of living my life, I experience freedom regardless of whether or not the results are predetermined.
My question, specifically, is:
Am I any less free because someone might be able to determine my choices before I make them?
Whether I could not possibly have made different choices or not, doesn't the fact that the choices were defined by the information that makes up my personality make them free choices to me?