Originally Posted by simplelife
Free will advocates always speak in terms of "influence" rather than "determine", when dealing with factors in decision making.
The riddle is as follows:
So, if a decision would be not be effected either way with addition of an "influence", how can it meaningfully be said to "influence"?
Likewise, if a decision would be changed by the addition of an "influence" how could it not be said to determine(affect change) the decision?