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Topic: Very Clockwork Orange
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jun 11, 2012 06:04PM)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18402203
Message: Posted by: gdw (Jun 11, 2012 08:03PM)
"Only those who have agreed to treatment get sent there."

Of course when you're being forced to take one of two options, you can't really be said to be "choosing" anything. Not that these people shouldn't be in these situations.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jun 11, 2012 08:08PM)
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Of course when you're being forced to take one of two options, you can't really be said to be "choosing" anything.
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Isn't that the definition of choice?
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jun 11, 2012 08:41PM)
Youn Alex agreed.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Jun 11, 2012 08:46PM)
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On 2012-06-11 21:08, critter wrote:
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Of course when you're being forced to take one of two options, you can't really be said to be "choosing" anything.
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Isn't that the definition of choice?
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You are choosing between two options, buy can you be said to have "choosen" to go to jail when presented with get arrested or get shot?
My point was just that it's not EXACTLY "voluntary," maybe in letter but most certainly not in spirit.
Message: Posted by: Woland (Jun 12, 2012 04:31AM)
Reminds me of [i]Escape from New York,[/i] in which you are given the option of being terminated rather than being set loose in Manhattan.