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    He argues against the indeterministic view by redefining the deterministic mindset. Determinism states that events, including human actions, are dictated by causes from sources other than the will. Therefore, the foundation of indeterminism consists with the idea that individuals have no free will. With this, Hume reasons that determinism does not rely on events being causally necessitated; it depends only on human perception of events as being so. He was able to reach this conclusion…

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    My work in Critical Inquiry has given me a broader sense of exploring more concepts and theories that I have not particular been involved in until now. My job includes detailed descriptions of all of the work I have completed in my Critical Inquiry class including but not limited to 6 one-pagers, three essays, and three visual pieces. I would like to start off with the work I have done in my Critical Inquiry class that included the visual pieces I had to create for my response to class…

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    The principle that all events, including human actions or the environmental changes are ultimately determined by the causes regarded as external to the wheel and nothing is predetermined. Based on the assumptions which are constrained contradicts the idea of empowerment and minimizes the importance of human action and decision making, because a person is morally responsible for his conduct. Determinism is the modern name coined in the nineteenth century instead of Democritus, similarly the…

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    If determinism is true, then persons cannot be held morally responsible for their actions as they did not have any choice in them. Another common belief is that of indeterminism, which is the idea that perhaps not all actions are based on previous states of affairs or events. If this is true, then actions not based on previous states of affairs or events are uncaused and therefore are purely by chance. Thus, persons who…

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    Human behaviors, actions, desires and memories are all subjects that are discussed in everyday philosophy. Philosophy is defined as the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. Philosophy has a lot to do with the future. When it comes to philosophy the future is already set and no one knows what will happen until the time comes and that is called hard determinism. Hard determinism is a theory that human behavior and actions are determined by external factors, and…

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    nothing would have prevented one from choosing otherwise (choosing not to do A), if one had wanted to choose otherwise. Further, they say, freedom that is not the result of previous causal conditions is illusory and does not exist. In other words indeterminism: same past; different futures is irrational. We cannot have that kind of ultimate control over our lives in any way, argues the compatibilists. Freedom from our background, and from the influences of the set of conditions imposed on us by…

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    can such a free will be reconciled with what we know about human beings in the modern physical, biological, and human sciences? (Kane 133). To answer these questions, Kane supposes people need to rethink issues about freedom, responsibility, and indeterminism from their foundation, without relying on appeals to extra factors (mystery, luck, arbitrariness, agent causation, etc.) Kane’s view seems to be extremely convincing and well thought out. He attempts to demonstrate a free will that requires…

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    Is free will actually free? Are we morally responsible for who we are? Do we truly deserve the praise or blame that we receive for our actions? I support the claim that we cannot be ultimately morally responsible for being who we are. [Intro:43 words] Most people’s definition of the word “free” in free will is determined by their idea that every individual in their right mind has the freedom of choice to make a decision leading to an action. This idea of freedom separates the individual and…

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    As autonomous humans we generally think we are morally responsible for all the things we have done. That being said, it is only natural to believe that for a person who is morally responsible for what he/she has done than they could have done otherwise. Meaning they could have do the exact opposite of what they did. This alludes to the question that many philosophers have struggled with, this being, what does it mean when someone says that an individual who acted in a particular way “could have…

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    decision to do one act or another at a certain time is a matter of luck, and hence it could not be a free or responsible act. Kane 's SFAs are meant to counter these principles. First, Kane holds that not all decisions we make are in a state of indeterminism, but rather there are times when we have pre-existing beliefs and preferences which determine us to choose in a certain way. It is only the SFAs that are undetermined. SFAs are instances of free choice which only occur when the agent is…

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