The Theory Of Determinism And The Cusation Argument
If an action is free, then the agent is responsible for it.
Agents are not responsible for actions caused by factors outside of their control.
Assuming determinism is true, every action …show more content…
The distant causation argument claims that a person is not responsible for their actions since everything is predetermined, while the no alternative possibilities argument declares that a person couldn’t have chosen a different action and thus a different outcome in a situation since everything is predetermined; both of which demonstrate that no one has free will. A person’s actions cannot be free if the actions were not determined by the actual person (but rather by the universe), nor can they be free if the person had no other option but to perform that specific action (which, again, would be determined by the universe). Thus, determinism does not allow for there to be free