I am a determinist, so I believe that the future is unchangeable.
How do you reconcile that with the knowledge that "the future" is merely mental imagery created by minds living in the present?
Cyr that's really a good q, one I had never before entertained so eager to read Mat's response on this point
Also, if you believe the future is unchangeable, does that mean that you believe your choices don't matter?
Clearly choices matter in any case. But I see Cyr where your q is going as the inference his choice isn't really a choice
Or do you believe that whatever decision you end up making was preordained somehow, and all your mental work was just wasted effort?
Best q yet Cyr, one of the reasons I asked whether Mat's viewpoint might be depressing. He might respond that regardless of such considerations he was unable to act otherwise
In this connection however, I did once know another determinist, who maintained that in spite of his belief he found life very interesting