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    Free Choice, Free Will, Freedom, Something Has to be Free. . . Right???

    Written by Victor Stanley Jr. In Confessions VIII, 8, 20 through VIII, 10, 22 St. Augustine wrestles with the dichotomy of man’s seemingly divided will. While he advocates for freewill, his thought processes, as presented in the text, strongly suggest a lack of freewill. This is evident in lines such as, “The mind commands the body and is instantly obeyed; the mind commands itself, and meets with resistance,”[1] or “When the mind issues its command that the mind itself should will something, it fails to do so.”