Having considered these two radically different definitions of the term “free will” in parts one and two, we now have to decide what to do with them. Which definition has a better right to the term? And more importantly, which definition, if either, describe an actual state of affairs?
Before we jump into the discussion, let’s recap the definitions for you.
Definition number one: Free will is the ability of a rational being to act upon his circumstances in accordance with his own character, without direct alien interference between his character and will.
Definition number two: Free will is the self-determining character of the will whereby without regard to motives, emotions, and previous character a rational being can under any given circumstances act in either of two mutually exclusive ways.