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Assuming a free-willist perspective, Where does free will come from?

Some possibilities(in the form of questions) and my opinions on them:

is it intrinsic to any conceivable idea, only physical things, maybe only Conscious beings(and exactly how specific would I need to go here)?

I would think that if we could isolate and analyze the free will from a specific agent, then we would see that it would be so incredibly biased that it would have lost its novelty, lost its randomness, lost the essential properties that make this(specific) free will truly "free".

Does it simply come out of nothing, and then affix itself to the agent?

If so, then it wouldn't be biased, but still, if it doesn't come specifically from the agent, then how is this free will free? Being forced to have this certain ability seems contradictory to having the ability itself.

Does it come from god?

Not only would free will from god not be a complete novelty(it would be very specific and very biased), but it would be, once again, given to me without my consent. As I said earlier, Being forced to have this certain ability seems contradictory to having the ability itself.

Any critiques on my thoughts or other ideas of where free will could come from?

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  • Maybe useful SEP's entry on Free Will. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jan 2 at 7:52
  • I can find no way to make sense of freewill in humans or in God, so for me the premise of the question is faulty. – PeterJ Jan 2 at 9:51
  • "Free will has traditionally been conceived of as a kind of power to control one’s choices and actions." So, what does it mean to say that "is it intrinsic to any conceivable idea, only physical things" ? Choices and actions are human facts (maybe aninals...). – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jan 2 at 10:42
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    "Does it simply come out of nothing, and then affix itself to the agent?" If the agent has a mind, consciousness, soul, then "free will" is a power of that "organ" of the agent, maybe like digestion is a "power" of the digestive apparatus... – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jan 2 at 10:44
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    "Does it come from god?" Obviously, if humans and life and souls are created by god, also free will is. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jan 2 at 10:45