Free Will And Determinism: A Comparative Analysis

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There is a huge issue on how to evaluate human behavior. People have narrowed it down to Free Will, which means people are responsible for their own actions” and Determinism meaning the environment and the occasion will affect one’s actions. The main issue is choosing one to explain human behavior. The dispute between these ideas can be seen in black or white, meaning some believe in the absolute definition of free will and determinism, while some believe in bits and parts from both concepts. The correct solution could lie in between both ideas indicating that society is influenced by both deterministic and free will at the same time.
My Position Free will and determinism work off each other, meaning they can both work to provide answers
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Those benefits being free will promoting stronger motivation to improve and explore (Vohs 2008) and determinism being easily used to root out causes of a decision (Roubertoux 2011). So, using both mindsets allows for more progress and prevention.
My Opposition
My main oppositions would be the ones who believe in determinism or free will whole-heatedly and the faults in both determinism and free will and how they affect society. If someone brings on a hard-set view about free will or determinism, it could work against progress and may cause some social and moral strain due to not taking into account what benefits the opposing side can offer. The opposition’s motive against this position would to remove the one or the other, not both.
Another issue is determinism failing to explain twists such as someone who seemed very likely to make one choice, but ended up choosing the latter. These types of oddities would make determinism’s faulty nature unappealing while making free will more favorable when both should have equal consideration. Use of determinism also has a negative affect on motivation, causing people to put less effort into difficult tasks (Vohs

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