The Is A Real Boy Essay

827 Words Feb 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
I would like to believe in Compatibilism, I really would. I like to think that I get to choose things without someone or something intruding on my choice while still knowing that things are determined. But then I don’t think people are free in general. I think it is like the idea of Pinocchio, he always wants to “be a real boy”. I think we all want to be real boys/girls who make their own decisions and are not waiting to have freedoms. So then our brain tells us we are free to make our own choices, but in reality there are so many things at work. In reality, there are so many factors that affect every choice individuals make.
Compatibilism define freedom as the power or ability to do something without any constraints stopping the freedom. Freedom is defined when you can say: I could have chosen otherwise. And that makes sense, but it is missing the past, the present, and values. If both rules of compatibilism are broken there would be a scenario like: an individual was held at gun pointed and hand to choose to ride a bus that was broken and would not be at the stop at all. I understand that this example is a little out there, but it shows that the individual’s losses their free will because there is no choice and a constraint. The basic idea is that there always going to be constraints, if it is individual, societal, or just random. Why if the bus was not running because one nail on the road deflated a tire, or a freak accident that is an outside factor. The problem with…

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