Prima parte e aici.
Let me see. I can, for instance, think of the following example. Somebody tells me that I am an automaton and all the things I will do in the future are already written in a book. Suppose, in addition, that I am presented with conclusive evidence, so that I start to believe what I am told.
Even in this case, I would not be able to give up considering myself responsible (morally or otherwise) for my actions. (Were I made by this example to stop considering myself responsible for my actions, it would not be as if I was convinced by an argument – that would be something happening to me.)
So I cannot stop considering myself responsible for my actions, even if my actions, regarded as natural events, would be described by determinist laws, could be predicted entirely by someone else a.s.o.
“Vedem uneori promisiunea ca pe un soi de legatura invizibila intre cel care promite si cel caruia i s-a promis ceva. Din punctul acesta de vedere, s-ar putea spune (in gluma) ca o promisiune e ca o casatorie mai mica. ”
Lasand asta la o parte, ce anume face cel care promite ceva?