Choice and Illusion

Do our choices choose us ? Objectivity and assertions of unique individuation as free will are clearly attractive but beyond an aspiration to embodied narratives of separate or subjective control, our contexts and cultures inform every personal choice and affectation in profound ways. Consider the ecological vacuums of sociological context which compel any one of us into decisions and postures we may never have imagined. Consider also that the primacy of subjectivity and free will may only really possess a certain limited, faulty claim to ascendance and for all our aspirations towards singularity and closure, we remain fundamentally unbounded and existentially unravelling as unconsciously-motivated automatons encapsulated by a thin patina of subjective choice and from which we derive our various fictions of self.

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