13. The Illusion of Free Will- P. Holbach

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“The Illusion of Free Will” Paul Holbach Motives and Determinism of the Will Humans are determined by the laws of nature. The will, modification of the brain, disposes of will through several impulsive actions. People act in reaction to the laws they’re constrained by and impulsively move from one temptation to a stronger temptation. Thirst example, in both cases the agent is concerned with his own conservation The brain is on a path and only changes direction when a superior force is involved. “Primum mobile” (the original motive for actions), many philosophers forget that the events occurring independent of the agent move his will. Can one desire or not desire an object that is desirable to him? Man’s actions derive from temperament, received ideas, and opinions formed through experience. Man is never free and moves upon certain advantages that he has attached meaning dependent upon his desires. Choice Doesn’t Prove Freedom
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