Essay The Philosophy Of Free Will

1194 Words May 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Humans have always questioned if we have free will, or if we are unconsciously controlled by someone, and to understand or to answer the question, first we have to understand what free will is. According to the Oxford dictionary, free will is the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion. However, most philosophers have decided that there might not be one single concept of the definition of free will. The question of free will has been around for ages and philosopher have taken sides. There are philosophers who do believe that human have free will that we have choices, we control our lives, etc. and the same as those philosophers I firmly believe that humans have free will. On the other side, there is the philosophy of Determinism, which states that all events are determined by external causes to the will and with this doctrine some philosophers have implied that human’s beings have no free will and cannot be morally responsible for their actions. Also the theory of Determinism is based on metaphysical principle, which says that is not possible to have uncaused events and is supported by scientist discovering of causes of behaviors or causes of natural disasters. Determinism is divided into two branches, Hard Determinism and Soft Determinism. First I will focus on Hard Determinism, which is the position of Determinism being incompatible with both human freedom and moral responsibility. Moreover, hard…

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