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 C - Choice


Choice: Selection of a state of oneself that one tries to realize from a set of alternative possibilities one represents to oneself, where one believes the state of oneself that one selects contributes to the realization of something one desires.

As defined, a choice is an act of selecting a bodily or mental state of oneself, because one believes that (1) there are several possibilities present of which one may select one, and one believes that (2) each possibility if selected has some probability of realizing a state of oneself or of the world that one desires.


See also: Character, Free will


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 Original: Jun 1, 2005                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top