Free Will Dilman Summary

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Dilman, I. (2013). Free Will - An Historical and Philosophical Introduction. 1st ed. London: Taylor and Francis.
‘Free Will’ provides a logical and balanced analysis of the concept of freedom, which is relevant to the essay question. Dilman’s discussions display thorough depth and familiarity on the ideas of key thinkers. Additionally, he offers valuable sources on the topics of freewill and determinism. Dilman’s work appears trustworthy, through his succinct references. Dilman’s style of writing is formal yet easy to comprehend. Through reading this source, one is able to differentiate freedom from slavery plus foresee the affects slavery has on freedom. Although, the topic of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) was not specifically addressed, Dilman states, “We live in a world shaped by the culture to which we belong. We owe our very modes of thinking and assessment to it…chance too has a part in the events that confront us in our life and often stand in our way. We do not act in a vacuum and so we cannot be free in a vacuum”. This permits one to question whether slavery can indeed be imposed via cultural practices.

Bradley, T. (2011). Women, Violence and Tradition -Taking FGM and other practices to a secular state. 1st ed. London: Zed Books.
Tamsin Bradley is a Lecturer in International Development and Anthropology, which indicates
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This source illustrates our ignorance to global issues and consents us to question, how can there be ubiquitous freedom in the world, when loss of freedom still exists globally today, especially in places we subconsciously trust it wouldn’t exist. An example of this, is, Hodžić wrote about her disappointment to learn about FGM, through a campaign against FGM in Germany, instead of discovering FGM in her mainstream anthropology classes. This source may be beneficial to add to the discussion of the essay

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