The Problem Of Free Will Essay

1302 Words May 1st, 2015 null Page
Is the problem of free will really a problem at all? Some may take comfort in knowing that all their choices are of their own free will, and others may take comfort in knowing that everything is predetermined. The avenues we could go down in which to analyze the problem of free will are endless; I’m going to touch base on just a few key points. One point of view is that physics controls outcomes in your life. Another point of view possibility is that you have complete control. Is our free will really ours or are we not free from our selves to chose? And lastly I’m going take a look into what Christianity says of free will. Free will is something that is discussed by more then just philosophers, its also debated in religions and physics. Lets start first with what the definition of free will is, as written in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, free will is, “freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention”. So your free will is entirely yours in every moment and choice, no choices or higher power leads to or determine what your next choice is. Opposite to that would be Newton’s third law, which states “ To every Action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.” In other words cause and effect; what you do in a particular moment has an effect or even determines what happens next. I tend to agree with Newton; I believe…

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