"Seeing conscious deliberations as maximally irreducible has some relevance for the issue of free will. Consider for example the requirement for autonomy: to be free, one must certainly be independent from constraints outside one’s deliberating consciousness. These include both environmental constraints, such as limitations that force us to a particular choice or that impede our own choice, and unconscious, ‘alien’ constraints that, while generated somewhere within our brain, affect our actions largely outside the control of the conscious self. Given the definition of a complex, a conscious choice is necessarily autonomous, as it is made intrinsically.--
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