Essay on Determinism Vs. Free Will

759 Words Apr 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Throughout any day of ones life they make decisions that can impact the future for them and others, but is there determinism or free will behind the choices? In life many will make decisions that they feel are their own free will and some will make decisions and say it was a result of the environment they are in and that due to something that previously happened to them was a result in their purposeful choice or intention. Determinism is something that everyone lives with on a daily basis and shows how the environment has had influence on one’s live. Determinism is the doctrine that all events, including human action, are ultimately determined by causes external to the will. Using determinism is something that is used in the process of making the choice, however it is something that usually cannot be controlled by a person before the action takes place. Free will is the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one 's own discretion. Some say that free will is how purposeful choices and intentions are made and that the environment does not have such a large affect that we think it does. Determinism has showed that experiments from Bandura that children with violent parents will become violet parents themselves through observation and imitation. That is a direct connection between how the outside source of the environment can affect someone in the future. Looking at the environment of one can be very telling on why certain…

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