War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace Epilogue, Part 2, Chapter 8 Summary
- How does free will fit into all of this?
- Well, there’s not really such a thing as free will. If we all had total free will and could just do whatever whenever, there wouldn’t be any history, just a bunch of disconnected events.
- But of course, our will depends on our personality, on our relationships with other people, and all that other external stuff.
- When each person thinks about himself, he imagines himself to be free – but this is an illusion.