Unformatted text preview: He then incorporates free will into his argument, stating that with free will, each individual is able to make his or her own judgment on the topic, making the problem more easily relatable. James provides a different analytical approach on that particular term, however: he refers to “free will” as “willing nature,” explaining that the nature does not mean only deliberate beliefs that were prematurely formed and willingly accepted throughout one’s life, but also includes the factors of belief: fear, hope, prejudice, passion, imitation and partisanship. James delves into this topic, showing the reader that because each person has a ‘willing nature,’ it is truly the person’s own conscience that will better differentiate and grasp the abstractness of evil, immorality, and injustice....
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- Spring '07
- Metaphysics, willing nature, different analytical approach