Unformatted text preview: free will, they are making choices under their free will and should be held responsible for their actions. He then says that our choices are based basically on our character, and then asks whether we are responsible for our character or not. According to him, if we made ourselves the way we are without any external effect then why did we make ourselves this way instead of another? He argues that it was either due to an accident or wasn’t, therefore, in the end, we are back to determinism. But as my actions are a result of the type of person I am, therefore it means that we are morally responsible for our actions. Ayer said that it is true that our adult behavior is affected by incidents in our childhood, but as the behavior is affected by something that happened a long time ago, therefore we are not acting under constraint at the moment, and should be responsible for our actions....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PHIL 108 taught by Professor Mary during the Spring '08 term at Bard College.
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