What Is Will, What Does It Mean?July 2, 2021
The ability to perform the action in accordance with thought. Idealist teachings regard ‘will’ as ‘freedom’ and contrast this with ‘necessity’. According to them, if there is necessity, there is no will, or in this case, the will can only be possible within the boundaries of the ethical field, if there is a will against it, there should be no necessity.
This discussion lasted for centuries until dialectical understanding was reached. Dialectal understanding, aside from making ‘freedom’ and ‘necessity’ dependent, considers will as a human consciousness outside of this discussion. Realizing the action in accordance with the thought is possible only with the appropriateness of the internal and external conditions. For example, a person whose body structure (internal conditions) is not suitable cannot drink alcohol no matter how much money (external conditions) he has. Against this, a person who does not have money cannot drink alcohol, no matter how suitable his body structure is. Thus, ‘will’ is not freedom in public, but the freedom to make a decision (and act N.) dependent on and determined by various conditions and knowing them. Man’s will power is not an innate ability, but a skill created by his knowledge and experiences.