Hello, this is my first time posting, but I have a question about free will. I have read most of the other threads on free will, but have a little understanding of Catholic free will.
There’s this website: http://breakingthefreewillillusion.com/about/ run by a ‘Trick Slattery who is quite knowledgeable on the “free will illusion”, but I have yet to find any academic credentials. He advocates a book: “Breaking the Free Will Illusion” by showing determinism and indeterminism cannot account for free will. His book has several 5 star “life-changing” reviews. His blog talks about the benefits of abandoning this illusion for the “betterment of humanity”, and the difficulty of rejecting this “false belief”.
Could I get help on a Catholic definition of free will (maybe different from “the ability to have, of your own accord, been able to have done otherwise”)? Also if this ‘Trick Slattery is qualified? He only uses determinism and indeterminism with a lot of assumptions about the world. I personally believe in a limited free willl; casualty can play into decisions, but the action of choicing good and evil is free.
If I could get any Catholic help, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this and for any answers.
God Bless you all