Hello, I came across this article and it seems quite troubling:
It states we don’t have “contra-casual free will” which is defined as: “in a situation as it actually occurred, you could have done otherwise but chose not to. The choice was up to you…it wasn’t completely determined by causal chains…but neither was it random.”
It also discusses the evolution of shame and guilt. Could I get some Catholic advice? What type of free will do we have? The author of the other article says it’s libertarian and we’re uncaused causers.
That author also states: “Choosing requires a motive or reason to behave one way as opposed to another. An uncaused causer by definition isn’t at the influence of any motive or desire, so would have no reason to choose.” But don’t we always have reasons for choices? Can you please read both articles and offer some advice? Thank you.