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    Is there really a reason why people are ultimately good and ultimately evil? If there ever was, where would it start from? By reading Augustine’s works, you can tell he questioned himself, If God was good then why is there so much evil the world right now? If he was good then, he should have trouble creating anything that has evil agendas. The way Augustine’s looked at it is if anything that turns evil must have started out good. If God created everything that is supposed to be good then that…

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    Ethics has a central role in the choices we make or should make and what consequences will follow these choices (Williams & Arrigo, 2012). Freedom is the ability to make choices freely; we choose and act as we chose (Williams & Arrigo, 2012). Determinism in its simplest form is the position that for every event there exist conditions that could cause no other event (Williams & Arrigo, 2012). Caylee (Kallie) Anthony was last seen alive on June 16, 2008 at the home of her grandparents as she…

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    The philosophical question of free will has been debated for years and has spawned many theories, papers 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…

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    In the “Problems of Philosophy”, Chapter 9: “The Debate Over Free Will”, James Rachels and Stuart Rachels, investigate over freewill. Throughout the chapter the authors discuss what free will means and the ways to evaluate if we are free. The chapter moves towards the Free Will Argument using the Determinist Argument, the Libertarian Response, the Compatibilist Response and additionally covering the ethics involved with the chapter of free will. The chapter begins with the determinist argument…

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    Free will’s existence is nearly impossible to determine but crucial to the morality of judgments. Without free will, it doesn’t stand to reason that a person can be held morally responsible for doing wrong because they had no ability to not do the wrong. Choice is the necessary factor in determining culpability. In the same way that hot soup cannot be held liable for burning someone, a person cannot be held liable for perpetrating a crime if they had no free will. The implications of the free…

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    liberties as positive rights and negative rights respectively (2). Negative rights or Liberties are the individual’s inherent rights to freedom. The sole obligation for others is not to interfere in a person’s decision when it is made by free will. A person’s right to free life, moral truth, privacy, right to stay silent during any legal interrogation, a right to vote freely and marry without being pressurized, a right to fair trial and freedom from unwarranted searches. Essentially, “Life,…

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    everyone’s opinion about it must be respected this is also an example of freedom. John. F. Kennedy said “The best road to progress is freedom”. Freedom is important aspect to build and maintain a positive atmosphere of a society. If there is freedom and free minds in society people will always think about the betterment of their surroundings and it will make the people in that…

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    If there is providence, why do terrible things happen to good men? The piece of writing “Of Providence” by Seneca, tries to answer this question from a divine viewpoint. Seneca argues that those close to God do have to pass hurdles, but do not consider themselves to be suffering. This essay will agree with Seneca’s claims. In the context of this writing, terrible things or “evils” refer to pain, defeat, tribulations and loss. Seneca claims that good men are those who are loved by God. Seneca…

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    “The most important kind of freedom is to be who you really are.” A statement said by Jim Morrison. A statement that says so much while saying very little. To truly understand this quote, understanding a feeling of complete incapability is required. In the book by Ayn Rand called “Anthem” the City, that the main character Equality lives in, maintains a purely equal society. To do this, special skill sets are not used as well as interests. Therefore, there is no progression in the City. This way…

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    movies, music, and video games. Most of all, they bonded over finding Halliday’s Easter egg. Wade’s adventure on finding the egg was built on trust within the Hi-Five. The Hi-Five was the group of people who found the keys along with Wade. Aech, Art3mis, Daito, Shaito, and lastly himself were the members of the group. Cooperation was the key of this Easter egg hunt. Without his friends in Hi-Five, there wouldn’t be any possible way of figuring it all out. Additionally, in order to successfully…

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