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Fatalism: Is Free Will an Illusion?

Fatalism: the belief that all events are predetermined and therefore inevitable. by Michael Corthell The idea of positive fatalism I can best show by example, that is, after I explain a little bit about my view of it. It is a contrary and controversial explanation using the kind of thinking, which is not unlike the logic of one of my mentors, C. S. Lewis. I call this theory, 'apparent free will', which simply means: your will for self determination is seemingly real or true, but not necessarily so .  This is not a Calvinistic theory however and should not be confused with it. ''Whatever will be, will be The future's not ours to see Que serĂ¡, serĂ¡ What will be, will be...'' — Que Sera, Sera The ageless and classic problem of free will is to fit in an element of freedom with fatalism and faith in a world of causes and effects, a world of events in a great causal chain. That is where  ''apparent free will'' comes in. (related: Calvin

It's in Your Stars: Duel of Fates

“Your life must now run the course that's been set for it.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro The lucky few(in my view) who are fully woken and self-actualized just know what they're doing is the only thing to be doing. They believe that the world is conspiring all around them to make it happen, and not just giving them permission, but driving them in the direction they need to go, even giving them secret nods, winks and clear hand signals. Yes, these folks believe that fate is getting everything out of the way so they have the clearest path possible toward their destiny. “We are forced to fall back on fatalism as an explanation of irrational events (that is to say, events the reasonableness of which we do not understand).” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace