PHIL paper 1 (run lol run)

PHIL paper 1 (run lol run) - Leon Jang PHIL 1000 Section 1...

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Leon Jang PHIL 1000 – Section 1 Philosophy Paper #1 Destiny. How far does it extend into your life? Is there an unbreakable string of events that is your life? Or can you exert control on your own life? For many years philosophers have debated the free will and determinism argument. Determinism dictates that every event has a cause and effect and that no matter what happens if the conditions of an event are met then the effect must happen. Because every event is caused by something else, determinism states that what happens in the present can not change what could have been in the future. This, in course, conflicts free will. Free will basically dictates that we have control over our life and that even if the conditions of a particular event do meet we can choose to not do it and thus change the course of the future. If we were to put the debate of free will and determinism on a spectrum, with free will on the left and determinism on the right. We would find Libertarians on the left, Hard Determinists on the right, and Compatibilists in the middle. Beginning with the right side of the spectrum, Hard Determinists believe that “the truth of determinism is incompatible with human freedom (Kowalski 280). Because determinism is incompatible with human freedom we are then not free or responsible for what we do. Due to the fact that everything is caused by something else and we, as human beings have no control over it. According to d’Holbach we are not free because of
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