Determinism Vs Libertarianism

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Libertarianism is the idea of complete freedom. This idea is where every action taken has an infinite number of outcomes. Libertarianism goes to explain how we have the freedom to choose our outcomes due to the choices we make beforehand. For instance, kids born in different places that are brought to the same situation have different outcomes. Libertarianism talks about free will and where free will involves either uncaused, undetermined choices or choices caused by the executor himself, whose character is itself, uncaused, or caused through free choice. Free will is commonly seen in scenarios where a person has to make a decision and in the middle of their internal argument, there is a moment where the person has the free will to either …show more content…
If everything is necessary, then nothing is free, this is a theory hard determinism revolves around. It is stated by Sigmund Freud that the extent of one’s motivational system is “unconscious, structured by antisocial biological urges, painful childhood memories, unresolved emotional conflicts, fantastic desires, and fears, all of which have been repressed into the unconscious.” In this idea it is believed that everything that has happened and will happen has already been determined and whatever happened, happened and could of not happened any other way. For example in hard determinism, if a kid is raised in a very bad environment where his mom and dad smoke, that kid is going to grow up and smoke as well. Here there is no other alternative, no other choice, and no free will. All the outcomes in everyone’s life are simply predetermined and there will not be any other alternative outcome. This is comparable with libertarianism due to having the exact opposite ideas in every single …show more content…
Indeterminism could be defined as “same past, different future.” The sole purpose of indeterminism is to prove determinism wrong. Indeterminism states that there are such things as uncaused events, in fact they deny the idea of universal causality and that life is not simply just a chain of events one causing another. Here they do not believe that every causality is already predetermined nor is it the only possible outcome. It is understood that there are possibilities of different outcomes during the same events. The idea of uncertainty is also very much related to indeterminism. Libertarianism has a relation with all these forms of the ideas including freedom, free will, predetermination, and randomness. Whether they have similar theories or have extreme differences, non the less they all have some form of

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