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    Freedom Vs Determinism

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    is that I’m a firm believer in if you want something go out and get it. The world around us was made by people who are no smarter than us. Our freedom gives us control which is what we all crave in this crazy world. If you wanted to argue about indeterminism which is that everything we do is random but still lacks freedom of will. These types of arguments go back to ancient times and are still being argued to this day. Psychologists who agree with free will view believe that determinism removes…

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    Contrary to natural inclination, genuine thinking is largely unpracticed in American society. The two forces that drive societies anti-philosophical train of thought is a strong inclination towards action and a thirst for facts. Facts have the capacity to be verified and put to practical use whereas; philosophical theories don’t have valid implications. World history shows; traditions, habits and customs keep society in order. While, genuine thinking, original thought, and human reflection can…

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    The philosophies of Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill are essentially polar opposites of one another, but in the most basic form they have similarities. Mill’s main belief was in utilitarianism, ascertaining that individuals should act in such a way as to maximize overall utility, and the preponderance of pleasure over pain. Kant classified as a transcendental idealist, holding that experiences are governed by necessary causal laws, which almost posits itself into a subsection of rationalism,…

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    that all events are caused. Compatibilists believe that all events that they endure are caused by some external force, which would be the machines of the Matrix. (Chaffee, 2010, p.142). However, some of their actions could also be considered indeterminism (South University Online, 2014). This means that they could also have made decisions and acted independently of any outside forces, their actions were not determined by any previous events. The main protagonists of the movie, Neo, Morpheus,…

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    further later) but is primarily divided into the adjectives of hard and soft determinism. Indeterminism is the concept that the doctrine of determinism is not universally true. Philosophers who advocate for this view of (or rather lack thereof) causal morality are known as Libertarians, not to be confused or associated with the political ideology of the same name. Between the two beliefs of determinism and indeterminism there sits the doctrine of compatibilism. The specification of compatibilism…

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    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 determined by the psychological states of an individual and the effects of physical forces or conditions upon that…

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    have freewill then, they do not have any moral responsibility and people were fully free to do anything. Nor is it clear that one could stop believing in free will (pg. 119-120). Whereas, libertarian is opposite to hard determinism and called indeterminism. Libertarians resolve the conflict between free will and determinism by rejecting determinism. For libertarians, science is great to the extent it goes, however it will never succeed in totally predicting human behaviour (121-122).…

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    John Cage Musical Style

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    the I-Ching. Second Degree Indeterminate: Performances in which the performance is up to chance. The music selected is notated traditionally but the performance and arrangement are left up to chance. This in Cage’s mind is the only true form of indeterminism. Almost all of John Cage’s compositions are second degree indeterminate, such as his Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano. Third Degree Indeterminate: Visual notation of music is replaced by new verbal or artistic representations…

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    The theory of Functionalism, the thought that the mind is not identical to the brain, but it is the way the brain functions. For example, information that is convoluted and is within something else is the mind; the thing it is in is the brain, no matter what it is in (if the mind was made up of something other than the brain). The idea behind this theory is that the mind is just the way the brain is usefully arranged. Conceivably the mind can be placed into, downloaded, or passed on to another…

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    alternative to hard determinism is Libertarianism. Libertarianism is the act of believing humans are free from determinism and its forms. Libertarians believe that determinism and free will cannot be as one. Moreover, they believe freedom requires indeterminism. Lastly, Compatibilism or soft determinism believes that that all actions have a cause and that free will is compatible with determinism. Compatibilists according to scientist believe that freedom can be present or absent in situations…

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