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    process works; is it free will, is it fate or is it both that influence an individual’s actions? One of these perspectives would be the ideas that surround compatibilism. This interpretation attempts to show that “Freedom of action and Universal Determinism are compatible” (Green 130). This idea supports the belief that free will plays a role in the deterministic universe that we reside in. In simpler terms, compatibilism encourages the fact that neither free will or fate poses a threat to one…

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    have pondered the question of free will and often come to wildly different conclusions. There are determinists, who believe that all event are influenced by factors external to free will. There are compatibilists, who believe that free will and determinism are compatible ideas and that one can believe in both without being logically inconsistent. There are also those who believe in free will, the idea that one is always responsible for their actions. All of these three ideas are feasible and…

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    biological determinism is described as being an event that is internally determined to happen as a benefit of being alive and from our biological makeup (Williams & Arrigo, 2012). The biological factors that could “cause” people to act in ways that are beyond their control are intellectual defects or disorders, biochemical and/or hormonal imbalances, blood chemistry disorders, dietary concerns, as well as mineral and vitamin deficiencies (Williams & Arrigo, 2012). Also, psychological determinism…

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    Within Ayer’s short essay he discusses the two, seemingly opposing, ideas of free-will and determinism. Throughout his work, however, Ayer seems to break down the ‘divide’ between these two ideas by discussing the differences between causality and constraint of actions. Ayer briefly sets up why the question free-will, and therefore freedom of action, or not having such freedoms, is a problem for us as a society. Our society’s legal system is grounded in the notion that people freely choose to…

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    necessary to be morally responsible for our actions” (McKenna). Everybody has their own viewpoints on free will and hard determinism. It is often said that it can only be one or the other. The economy, the laws, and the people are only doing what is set in stone for them to be doing, or making their own choices in life. Well, I believe it’s both. Compatibilism or soft determinism should be the focal point because there are things in life that we cannot control, and things that we can control.…

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    Thus, the concept of determinism that this film raises is that Phil is completely helpless in escaping his least favorite day and his environment remains more or less definite throughout the repeating day, to the point where he has approximately everything people say and do memorized…

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    to the theory of hard determinism Within Philosophical school of thought determinism describes that all events are completely determined by previously existing causes. According to this thinking, a person in a given situation may think that he is able to do this or that, but in every case the stars, the law of physics, his character, the conditioning he has received or something else makes him unable to do any but one thing. Ted Honderich says “If our theory of determinism is true, then all of…

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    practical as well as theoretical significance. Moreover, recent works on free will like Richard Taylor’s Freedom and Determinism have caused progression on the topic of moral responsibility. Like Richard Taylor I want to consolidate gains and push forward a formulation of adequate features for moral responsibility. I will accomplish this by analyzing Richard Taylor’s assertion that determinism is inconsistent with the possibility of deliberating about one 's own future actions. I shall argue…

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    regardless of their beliefs or life choices. The topic itself is an ontological issue, deeply rooted in the metaphysical nature of reality. For example, arguments for logical determinism are dependent on the aspect of the reality of time and whether or not the future already exists or if it is adaptable. Additionally, logical determinism can be approached by the religious route which implies that God’s omniscience makes it so that he knows the decision individuals will make. If that is so then…

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    someone do this?” a common thought to many people. A question that has been around for a long time. Which sparks the debate, do people choose to do things of their own free will or is it predisposed by something else? This is the start to defining determinism and free will. Theories float around about people doing things because it’s in their genes, or it’s the environment, or it’s their subconscious taking control. All these take away the blame and leave you open to cry victim of circumstance.…

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