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    A counter argument against biological determinism/genetic predisposition to crimes such as theft. It is possible to use the mainstream theories of Routine Activity Theory (U2, p11), and of Rational Choice Theory (U2, p14) to challenge genetic predisposition for crimininality. This theories are not completely mutually exclusive with genetic predisposition, but they offer a strong platform to challenge it, in terms of crime motivation. The Routine Activity Theory Felson and Cohen advanced this theory as a fundamental for crime motivation. Instead of accepting genetics as an essential variable for crime, The Routine Activity theory focuses on the trifecta of Opportunity, Motivated Offender and Absence of a Capable Guardian (U2, p11). Opportunity…

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    Gattaca Nature Vs Nurture

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    by his genetics, and his dream was a joke. However, he’s a fighter and fought his heart problems by keeping a healthy diet and proper exercising. This illustrates the nature that makes who we all are can change by our environment. In other words, our surroundings and our…

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    Melissa Gray 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…

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    Determinism Determinism is the belief that everything that was supposed to happen in a situation happened. Everything that didn’t happen could have never happened; the inevitability of causation. To a determinist, there are causes like unconscious causes that operate and bring the person to inevitably what he or she will eventually do. Free will and the whole idea of it is considered wrong or an illusion. The essence of free will is that in a given situation a person has the option to have or…

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    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. There are things in life that we have control over. According to Thomas Hobbes, “As…

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    Determinism is the observation that the rules of nature jointly with the world 's initial state are enough to verify the state of the world at all other direct in the prospect. What "determine" represents here isn 't forever obvious, other than generally what citizens have in brain is something similar to "derivability": and also determinism is the observation that individual could derive (in an perfect logic of "derive") all other prospect state of the world just from the earth 's preliminary…

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    Stating that two existential suppositions that have been perceived as intrinsically antithetical (in traditional social and philosophic perspectives) are actually capable of coexistence is relatively contentious, but Ayer’s justification of causal determinism incorporated with freedom of volition implements synchronous aspects of both philosophical perceptions and manifests as a logical conclusion to the activities of humans: compatibilism, the abstraction that humans possess the capacity to…

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    However, there is no specific evidence that one theory is more likely than the others. When it comes to the dilemma of responsibility, it is up to the individual thinker to decide what they hold righteous. By incorporating ideas from hard determinism, libertarianism, and compatibilism it can be established that all of these are applicable in certain situations. However, I believe we must hold eachother accountable and be responsible for ourselves but at the same time be aware of extraneous…

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    Determinism And Free Will

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    It seems that determinism are in conflict with free will. Compatibilism is a concept that free will and determinism are compatible. In this paper, I will first state the contradiction between free will and determinism, then illustrate what is compatibilism, with most of the the problem that a compatibilist would face regarding freedom. To begin, determinism is that “human behavior is entirely governed by causal law” (Ayer, 1954, p.271). It means that every action is caused by an earlier event.…

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    - Compatibilism: ○ Free-will goes along with determinism because of moral responsibility. (accountability) ○ Or...our actions are determined, but we can still be held responsible for our voluntary actions - Based on how free-will is understood ○ Free-will in this case is the way one acts on their own § freedom of the will to act, or not act, without coercion - Our heredity/past determines how we act. ○ Otherwise our actions would be totally random and there for not free. - But because of…

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