4. The Debate over Free Will J Rachels

4 The Debate over - "The Debate over Free Will James Rachels The Determinist Argument"I believe in free will I have no choice Discusses the

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“The Debate over Free Will” James Rachels The Determinist Argument “I believe in free will. I have no choice.” Discusses the feelings of freedom. But human actions contradict the idea that we are free. Determinist Argument- one, everything we do is caused by forces we can’t control; two, if one is true, then we don’t act freely; three, we never act freely. We are not free we are not responsible for our actions. Following are determinist criticisms. The Libertarian Response Believes our are actions are free and not causally determined. Billard ball example. The laws of cause and effect have no affect on humans. The Argument from Experience They believe in freedom because we experience it, and although it may be an illusion, experience is said to be more sound than any reasoning. The problem is that the argument against free will undermines any experience we have. Delgado experiments- stimulating the brain to feel as if actions were voluntary. The Argument that the Universe is Not a Determinist Sys
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Heathwood, during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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