The Essence of Free will and of Its Real Main Restriction

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Free will is actually a free choice of a definite type of behavior from many options that are determined by different objective conditions. This choice is the function of the Self-Image as the highest level of personality. At the same time Self-Image restricts the free will making it different from arbitrariness. The essence of the free will is the subject’s responsible choice of one option of motivated behavior from many options and this choice is determined by the subject’s Self-Image as the most integrative and not totally conscious or realized representation of the Self that includes the highest personal values.

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Rotenberg, V. The Essence of Free will and of Its Real Main Restriction. Act Nerv Super 56, 52–55 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03379608

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Key words

  • Volitional choice
  • Arbitrariness
  • Personality
  • Self-Image