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    will be discussed in this paper is the basis of free will and determinism and the question of their compatibility. I will argue alongside philosopher Peter van Inwagen that determinism and free will are incompatible. Exposition (300) Peter van Inwagen spoke a lot about having theories about a few notions such as free will, determinism, compatibilism and incompatibilism, and more. But what do these things mean? Free will and determinism are the main subjects of this argument, the two rulers of…

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    Between Freedom and Determinism According to Ted Sider and Earl Conee, the apparent fact that conflicts with the existence of freedom of the will is that every event has a cause. This apparent fact is also known as determinism. To see why determinism conflicts with free will, the concept of cause and effect must be examined. A cause is an event that makes a later event happen and once that event happens it must take place due to the laws of nature. With the belief that determinism is true,…

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    Answer: Before taking Humanities 210, I would have described my philosophies as determinism and idealism. “Determinism is the philosophical proposition that every event, decision, and action, is casually determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences” (Mastin para. 1). I was very focused on the idea that individual ideas were predetermined and that they were meant to be. With idealism, I truly did believe that my thoughts were formed due to my reality. My conscious choice of these…

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    and never ending arguments. Soft determinism along side with hard determinism and libertarianism make up the three theories of free will.By focusing on the works of Stace and Cahn, I aim to prove that the idea of soft determinism is not an inherently flawed argument and that free will and determinism are compatible. In the argument of free will, soft determinism falls in the middle between hard determinism and libertarianism. On one side you have hard determinism, which Cahn defines as “In the…

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    Compatibilism vs Hard Determinism Liaa Ferede University of Minnesota Rochester Introduction Hard determinism is the belief that “all of our actions are completely causally determined by prior events” (Mondy, Hard determinism ppt, 2017) therefore our actions are not free. For instance, the way someone grew up can affect how they view the world and how they make decisions, so their action is not free because it is affected by their past. I will be objecting to this view with the compatibilism…

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    Hard determinism is the theory that everything that has happened in the world has happened because it was meant to be that way. So everything that happens in the world is already predetermined. If I asked my son to pick what color shirt, he wanted to wear and he picked green and not blue Hard determinism says that he wasn’t actually free to choose because that choice had already been made beforehand. The freewill we think we have is all just an illusion, like the example given by John Locke if a…

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    opposing side of free will is hard determinism. Hard determinism is a theory that everything that occurs in the universe is entirely determined to be that way, due to causation. Hard determinists believe choice does not exist, free will does not exist, and randomness does not exist. When you woke up this morning and picked out your clothes for the day was that free will or determinism? When you chose what you would eat for breakfast was that free will or determinism? A free will believer would…

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    relationship between determinism and free will. Compatibilism is the idea that free will and determinism can coexist. Incompatibilists deny this by way of two theories; the denial of determinism (libertarianism) and the denial of free will. Determinism is the theory that every event was determined by a previous existing cause. Given the laws of nature and the initial state of the universe, there is only one possible course of history; and this is the basis of determinism. Human choices and…

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    Sociology 107 Winter February 15, 2015 Discussion Prompt #5 Using your own words and not using quotes from the book or any other source, describe what biological determinism means. Next, describe what social determinism means. Lastly, describe which of these you think does the best job of describing people’s actions. Biological determinism is the idea that all human behavior is determined by our biology (genetic make-up) or in relation to it as opposed to social or environmental factors. It…

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    In the free will vs. determinism debate, hard determinism seems to be a dominant belief. Hard determinism is the belief that free will and determinism are incompatible ideas, and that it is not possible to truly believe in both without being logically inconsistent. Under hard determinism, there is a view called hard incompatibilism which Smilansky subscribes to. Hard incompatibilism is the belief that determinism is incompatible with both human freedom and moral responsibility. Saul Smilansky…

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