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    ideas to answer the problem of free will. One idea is incompatibilism, which means that an individual cannot believe in both free will and determinism. In the question of free will, I believe indeterminism is true. Indeterminism states that only certain events determine a person’s future. The idea of indeterminism states that a person’s future is not fixed. When someone makes a decision, it can change their life. If they decide to go to college instead of getting a job they will have a better…

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    Also, the combination of determinism and indeterminism in genetic mutations is consistent with the way quantum mechanics describes the natural world. “Biology presupposes physics even while building upon it.” For that reason, for Russell, QM-NIODA is foundational to a conceptualization of theistic…

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    environmental factors. Kane believes in these ideas that the unpredictable feature or external stimuli in conjunction with our free will allow us to have control and this idea of moral responsibility. From what I gather determinism as well as indeterminism cannot be tested for validity. It is as easy to claim that a person’s character under Kane’s argument could have been constructed by a series of random events and by chance. That is something extremely difficult for any critical or even…

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    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 will argument and logical causality are two resultant ideas-determinism and indeterminism. Some models attempt to bridge the two ideas in a compatibilist view. According to determinism, everything was caused by some other action or combination of actions so there is no true free will. Every decision that people think was made…

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    Fate, Destiny, and You: Assessment Paper In class we watched the film The Adjustment Bureau and in this film there was many instances that challenged free will with determinism. It’s very hard to not think about fate and destiny. There are many ways to answer what exactly our destiny is. God knows our future and it already exists, and there is nothing we can do to change that. This is the theological challenge to freedom, it means that if an absolutely perfect god knows the future, presumably…

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    Space-time is like a mirror. Nothing exists in the mirror, but mirror can manifest everything at all its points. However, any given point of a mirror can project only one entity to any given observer. No observer can see a point of mirror projecting more than one entity, but another observer located at a different angle will see a different entity at the same point. A mirror can manifest different physical entities at the same point, but not to the same observer. Space-time remains unaffected by…

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    responsibility that states that if determinism, or the belief that all actions are pre-determined, is true, humans are not responsible for their actions and that if indeterminism, or the belief that all actions are random, is true, humans are not responsible for their actions. As contradictory logics, either determinism or indeterminism must be…

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    However this is all which would suggest that physical determinism is incomplete, as the indeterminism of nature cannot simply be predicted and then built into nature due to the many variables. Both of the above attempting to prove the indeterminism of nature that means not everything is not determined nor can it be predicted. Libertarian Peter Van Inwagen, devised two methods to prove the existence of free will, the…

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    a dispute over the existence of either theories, but a "confusion about the meaning of words" (Stace 2002: 487). The problem arises with the common belief that determinism is inconsistent with free will, or that the definition of free will is indeterminism. To dispel this definition and define free will accurately Stace examines situations where we ordinarily identify a person to have free will. If someone did not eat for a week because they were lost in a desert with no food, we would say they…

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    Holbach’s View on Free Will Paul Holbach was a French philosopher who is a hard determinist meaning that he believes determinism is true, and if determinism is true then you cannot have free will, therefore free will does not exist. In Paul Holbach 's “The Illusion of Free Will,” he argues that people don’t have any free will and that nature determines every human’s actions and will. Free will is the ability for one to perform an action without any outside force influencing them and to be able…

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