I thought that on your system if you picked it up then you had no other choice but to pick it up, and mutatis mutandis for if you left it on the ground. How exactly are you going to make sense of this “freedom of choice” without freedom of the will?
You can’t have it both ways. Seems to me you are just confused here.
No I don’t want it both ways and I am not confused. I am questioning the way you and we in general are using the word choice.
If I see a man drop a £50 note and consider whether to give it back to him or not and decide to pick it up and put it in my pocket then I made a choice.
The fact I made a choice does not mean that I could have given the money to him and there is no reason to think it does.
It has nothing to do with free will.
If I am in the pub and somebody offers me a choice of which darts to use, I will quite likely feel the weight of both sets, give each a couple of throws and choose the ones I like the best.
Of course I couldn’t choose the ones I didn’t like the best, and I couldn’t like any other set than the set I like the best.
This is what choice or choosing is like for all of us in reality and it has nothing to do with free will or having the ability to do otherwise.
So I have freedom of choice in this sence.
What other sense is there that I can have freedom of choice in and doesn’t it involve using the word choice to mean could do otherwise, when in reality that is not what choice really means? By really means I mean what we experience making choices to be like.