Free Will And Freedom And Moral Responsibility Essay

1101 Words May 29th, 2016 null Page
There has been many different theories about the topic of Free will. For instance, does free will even truly exist, is it defined by our own religious beliefs or is it simply brought on by cause and effect. Free will is nothing more than our own personal freedom to make choices in our lives. It can be brought on by an urge or naturally carefree feeling, to be able to choose with out the interference or opinions of others. A free course of action driven by our own means of self gratification for the betterment of oneself. However, the question always remains the same. Do we actually have free will? And how can we be certain that we are fully exercising it? For centuries, many Philosophers have argued, whether Free Will exist and as human beings should be morally responsible for our own actions. After all, we are the ones making the decisions in our lives. According to, Philosopher David Hume, “freedom and moral responsibility can be reconciled with causal determinism.” [A Treatise of Human Nature (2.3.1-2) ]. Things happen as they will, from past experience, if this is true then, wouldn 't our choices be predetermined by a cause. Sir Isaac Newton, believed the world to be deterministic. Meaning everything from our past will be a result of our future. So it would be assumed that free will is simply just an illusion, and we are not aware of the cause of our actions until after the action has been done. For instance, at times people are forced to make decisions based…

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