Freedom Vs Determinism

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Determinism vs Freedom When discussing anything philosophical it is easy to find problems. These problems are usually one's perspective on the argument or experiment. In this case it is determinism vs freedom is the problem. These views can be one sided depending on the views of the writer. I lean towards the freedom part but I will try to stay as neutral as possible. Determinism is belief that all events even human actions are predetermined. Many philosophers say that this implies that we as individuals have no free will. Also that we can’t be held responsible for the things we do. Ultimately everything that we do in our lives is already in place. Our date of birth, first broken bones, or even the day we find our spouse. Deterministic reasons …show more content…
In some way they are saying this behavior was already determined. With that being every moment of our lives may be planned out. So am I supposed to be typing this essay at this exact moment and are you supposed to be reading this exact sentence. If this is the case then to me there is a bigger question that should be asked. What is the point of having dreams if everything is already set? The types of determinism can vary like soft determinism is often used to describe that people do have a choice, but their behavior is always subject to some form of pressure.Determinism itself has ten dogmas that are laid down as incontrovertible truth. The research that I’ve done on this is quite interesting. Amazing philosophers such as Pythagoras, Plato, Euclid, Archimedes, and Galileo have given these to us with plausible explanations. Pythagoras who is lived in five-hundred B.C. Plato founder of the Academy of Athens. Euclid also known as “the father of geometry”. Archimedes whose life details are very unknown but is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Galileo who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the …show more content…
This freedom is freedom from restraints such as those of determinism. Determinism as you know is thought that everything is planned freedom however is the complete opposite. Freedom says that everything we do in our lives is completely random. We make up whatever future we want. It does not always work out like we want but still is our choice. The reason this appeals so much to me is that I’m a firm believer in if you want something go out and get it. The world around us was made by people who are no smarter than us. Our freedom gives us control which is what we all crave in this crazy world. If you wanted to argue about indeterminism which is that everything we do is random but still lacks freedom of will. These types of arguments go back to ancient times and are still being argued to this day. Psychologists who agree with free will view believe that determinism removes freedom and devalues our lives.Deterministic psychology doesn’t understand the amazing qualities of human beings and our freedom to choose our own

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