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    Determinism is a philosophical idea that attempts to place all events that occur as inevitable as they are predetermined by previous events and the laws of nature. However there are many who came to be known as indeterminists who reject the notion that free will is absent from the process that causes events to occur. Indeterminists believe that there are possible events that have different probabilities of occurring based on human beings free will. Then Chisholm’s view of the agent-casual theory…

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    Regardless of the action, in society everyone is morally responsible for their actions. However, in to hold a person morally responsible for action or decision he must make that decision freely. Philosophers have argued about this concept of the existence of free will and having moral responsibility. Furthermore, there are those philosophers that do not question free will, but rather the idea of being help morally responsible for an action. In this essay we will discuss free will, the Principle…

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    affecting them, has always been a controversial topic. There are many different views on this topic, including the compatibilist view which believes that free will and causal determinism are compatible. There are many arguments about free will that refute the compatibilist view and believe that free will and causal determinism cannot coincide. However, there is good reason to believe that some of the actions and decisions we make are determined due to external factors, but other decisions and…

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    pertaining the connections and differences between the concepts of free will, determinism, indeterminism, compatibilism, and fatalism as well. Now, I can distinguish between them clearly and I have a good background regarding these concepts. The first thing I have learned is about the contemporary philosophical language in utilizing the concept of compatibilism as big category instead of soft determinism or hard determinism. The concept of compatibilism is crucial to avoid the confusion and keep…

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    Bachyrycz Philosophy 120 12/11/14 In the middle of the 18th century there was a great philosopher named David Hume. Hume could be compared to some of the best philosophers to ever exist. Hume was a man that was committed to the truth. Hume believed in determinism which is the view that all events, including human actions, are necessitated, or caused, by conditions prior to the occurrence of the event. Hume said “It is universally allowed that matter in all its operations, is activated by a…

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    Hard determinism states determinism is incompatible with freedom. If given the opportunity to rewind time and make a different choice, humans could not choose differently, because choice does not exist. Utilizing physics, Sider states determinists could study the patterns…

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    indeterminists who believe in free will, he proposed an example of a thirsty dog to explain that our actions are always resulting from the causes we are encountering. These causes are navigating us even we think the opposite. The second form of determinism is soft determinism, also called “compatibilism”. Compatibilists are half determinists, half indeterminists. They believe that all events are results of causes. Thus, they agree with hard determinists on that.…

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    debate concerning free will and determinism. In doing so, I will present, explain, and critically evaluate compatibilism. I will then consider, but ultimately reject, the following two objections against compatibilism: the hard determinists’ beliefs that we have no free will due to causal determinism and the libertarians’ belief that we are not causally determined. Compatibilism is the belief that causal determinism and free will are both true. Causal determinism is the idea that “all events are…

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    compatibilism is the idea that determinism is true, every event in the world is caused, and that free will still exist. I will explore Walter Terrence Stace’s version of compatibilism, explaining why he thinks learned professors of philosophy and psychology incorrectly define free will by confusing the meaning of the words. I will assess Stace’s argument; that indeterminism is not what it is meant by the phrase “free will.” Freedom is compatible with causal determinism because free will can be…

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    theological determinism, that all events that happen are pre-ordained, or predestined to happen by a monotheistic deity; specifically God. There are two types of theological determinism. The first is based on the concept that God dictates all events in human history. It is centered around the notion that we do not have the choice to accept God's gift of salvation, but rather God has choosen those who would receive salvation. The second, and biblicaly accurate, type of theological determinism is…

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